Leah Still has been declared to be cancer free. The daughter of the NFL player Devon Still, was free to go home from the hospital on Tuesday, as soon as the treatment for cancer was complete.
Devon Still took to Twitter to announce the happy news. He said that he can’t believe that Leah is now declared to be healthy and he said that he is ready to end this chapter of his life. Still also thanked all the people that have supported him and his family through those sad and hard times. His daughter was diagnosed with neuroblastoma in the fourth stage in June 2014 and the doctors gave her only 50% chances of survival. Some tests done in July showed that Leah’s cancer was in remission.
Devon Still is an American football player, who plays for the Houston Texas. When his daughter was first diagnosed with cancer, he took a break from his career, saying that his daughter is more important for him than sports could ever be. Even though close to his daughter being diagnosed, Still underwent back surgery, he spent three weeks in the hospital, with his daughter. When his daughter had to have her head shaved, Still shaved his head as well and stated that he will let his hair grow again only when his daughter will be able to do the same.
In order to raise awareness of the pediatric cancer, Still sold his jersey. In four days, $400,000 were raised by selling the Still shirts. Until the end of September, the number increased to $1 million. The coach of the New Orleans Saint even went on to buy 100 shirts, which he later gave to the Children’s Hospital in Cincinnati and to the Boys & Girls Club. The owner of the Patriots, Robert Kraft donated $25,000 to the Children’s Hospital in Cincinnati. On September 2015, Leah underwent cancer surgery at the Children’s Hospital in Philadelphia. Her father later posted on Twitter that the lymph nodes and the tumor have been safely removed.
In March, Still announced that Leah was considered to be cancer free by the doctors. During the ESPY awards that took place in July 2015, Leah and Devon still received an award for perseverance in the fight against cancer, called the Jimmy V Award. In November, Still announced that Leah was still in remission and now, in January, Leah Still has been declared to be cancer free.
Image Source: www.upload.wikimedia.org