It's official: 5-year-old Leah Still has beaten cancer.
Her father, NFL player Devon Still, took to Instagram to share the incredibly exciting news. In a picture that reflects how many treatments his young daughter had to go through, Devon noted that through it all there was only one victor: Leah.
"With Leah finishing her last treatment last night, I can really say my daughter BEAT CANCER! Words can't describe how proud I am of this girl. No matter how hard it got or how painful the treatments were (and it was pretty bad a lot of the times) she never gave up!" he began his emotional caption. The thanked his fans and social media followers for all of the encouragement they gave him and his daughter throughout her tough battle.
"I want to thank everyone who followed us as I documented her fight on social media. The amount of support we received was beyond amazing! I can honestly say that you all made a big difference," he continued.
"Every time we received bad news or felt like it was coming to a point were we couldn't fight anymore, I would go to the comments you all wrote cheering us on and it would make us fight so much harder."
The Cincinnati Bengals player also encouraged others who are fighting the same fight to keep their heads up "no matter what the doctors tell you" and "no matter how hard it gets."
"Drop to your knees everyday and pray. I was never a big spiritual person but I always believed in God and knew who to turn to in the time of need," he added. "Keeping faith that God will see you through doesn't make the battle easier but it makes winning possible! It gives you back the hope that is stripped away from you every time you watch your kid endure the pain from the treatments and the bad news you often receive from the doctors."
Now that she officially kicked cancer's butt and started of 2016 in an amazing way, she truly is #LeahStrong. Congratulations to Leah and Devon Still! All of that flexing and fist-bumping must have done the trick.