Cincinnati Bengal Devin Still Honored With Jimmy V Foundation Award
During last night's ESPY awards, Cincinnati Bengal Devin Still, and his daughter Leah, was honored with the 2015 Jimmy V Perseverance Award for demonstrating strength and tenacity during daughter Leah's battle with cancer this past year. The honor comes after a long road of supporting his daughter as she underwent treatment for Stage 4 Neuroblastoma, diagnosed last June.
Over the past year, Devin has shared Leah's cancer journey through Instagram and social media, posting pictures, videos, and messages from the hospital; believing that there is a purpose for Leah's illness and sharing each good and bad experience helps thousands of others who are battling cancer and their caregivers.
"When I found out, I told my family I was done. Done. I didn't feel comfortable leaving my daughter while she's going through this," said Still, who lives in Philadelphia in the offseason. "She's fighting for her life. Sports is not more important than me being there while my daughter is fighting for her life." Devin stated, "It's definitely a roller-coaster, playing football with the guys, having a reason to laugh sometimes takes a lot of that sorrow off of me, or the depression, whatever you want to call it. Playing football helps out a lot."
In March, Leah was official put in remission. Kevin took to Instagram writing "Today we received news from Leah's oncologist that her cancer, stage four neuroblastoma, is officially in REMISSION! After 296 days of day dreaming about what it would feel like to hear the doctors say my daughter is in remission, I finally know the feeling."
Follow Devin Instagram @man_of_still75, share Leah's journey and purpose.