Woo hoo! Its been a monumental year for Leah Still and her NFL player dad Devon Still. She battled cancer, received great news, only to be lead by another let down. But when news came in December 2015 that she was cancer free, Devon, along with the rest of the world celebrated.
Now, this week is even bigger than the year they’ve both had: Leah got word that Friday, January 8th would be her final cancer treatment and her defensive lineman father announced on Wednesday that he signed a futures contract with the Houston Texans for the 2016 season.
Both pieces of news come after Leah became an inspiring figure in her fight against pediatric cancer, helping to raise more than a million dollars for cancer research, winning an ESPY Award for her courage, and inspiring hundreds of thousands along the way. During that time, the Cincinnati Bengals kept Still on the practice squad so that Leah would have medical coverage. The Bengals had since cut him after Leah’s health was looking up. Without knowing their next move, the family still pressed on continued to inspire others with fearless fight against cancer.
During her long journey back to health, Leah made an impression on may of her followers and fans. One famous fn in particular, LeBron James, Leah also made a strong impression on who is a father of a young daughter himself: He poured in 34 points in the win with Leah in attendance.
“I knew she was going to be there tonight, and her and Zhuri, my baby girl, are my two favorite women in the world,” explains LeBron. “They’re just unbelievable. I know my mom and my wife will be…