Finally, some news that will make you smile!
Regardless of whether or not you are a football fan, chances are you've fallen in love with Cincinnati Bengals player Devon Still's biggest admirer off the field. Yes, we're talking about his daughter, Leah Still.
After being diagnosed with Stage 4 neuroblastoma in July, the 4-year-old has captured the hearts of millions who have cheered her on across the country. In a surprise announcement on St. Patrick's Day, her proud dad had some great news to share.
"That moment you get the best news you've ever received and don't know what to do so you just flex!" he wrote on Instagram Tuesday afternoon. "We got Leah's MIBG Scans back tonight and the doctors told us they didn't see any active disease in her body!!!"
He added, "We still have to wait for her MRI and bone biopsy results later this week. But the doctors feel very optimistic about them because of the results from today. So for now we celebrate!! #LeahStrong #PrayersWork #ThankYouEveryOne #ImSoHappyIFeelNumb #BeatCancer #NotCancerFreeYetButWeOnTheWayThere."
It's nothing short of fantastic news for those who have followed the family's journey in recent months. Whether traveling to the doctor before surgery or snuggling with his daughter in the hospital bed, Devon has been open and honest about Leah's health online.
As a result, she's received national attention for her positive spirit and outlook on life. She was featured in Hoda Kotb, Cyndi Lauper and Sara Bareilles' "Truly Brave" music video that put a spotlight on children battling cancer.
In addition, the true fighter also helped raised millions of dollars for her peers. At a recent Bengals game, the NFL team presented a $1.3 million check to the Cincinnati Children's Hospital that came from the sales of Still's No. 75 jersey.
If you want to help the Bengals sack pediatric cancer, you can check out the PledgeIt page.
In the meantime, we hope Leah keeps fist-bumping and flexing. We're rooting for you!