Cue the happiest tears you will ever shed.
Cincinnati Bengals player Devon Still announced that his daughter, Leah, is officially in remission! After a battle with stage-four neuroblastoma, Leah has been declared cancer-free, and her proud papa took to social media to announce the news and praise his 4-year-old daughter's courage. Posting an adorable pic of Leah "punching" cancer on Instagram, Devon penned an emotional caption.
Have your tissues ready, everyone. It's a doozy.
"June 2, 2014 and March 25, 2015 are days I will remember for the rest of my life. As everyone probably knows, June 2nd was the day doctors walked into the waiting room to tell me my daughter had cancer. It was the most devastating day of my life. March 25th , however, is feeling like the best day of my life. 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," he wrote.
The captioned continued, "Funny thing is there is really no way of describing it because I never knew this feeling existed. When I look at my daughter all I can do is smile and hug her. It was not easy but every day, and every treatment Leah fought like hell and kicked cancers butt! I'm so proud and blessed to call her my daughter. She has made an impact on me and on the world, at the age of four, that I can only wish to make in a lifetime."
Devon continued to thank the hospital, fans, the Bengals and many more in his caption, in which you can practically hear his excitement. The official news came only a few days after he posted about hopeful results from the doctors, who told him that Leah didn't appear to have "any active disease in her body."
"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," he captioned the pic.
Devon and Leah have had quite the journey since her June diagnosis, but whether he's flying back and forth between games or they're just snuggling up in bed, the NFL star has been very honest about his daughter's health. She has 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.
Way to go, Leah!