( ENSPIRE NEWS ) Leah Still daughter of Bengals’ Devon Still, gets own Wheaties box
Leah Still may not have played professional sports, but Wheaties believes the cancer-fighting 5-year-old is a champion. Leah, the daughter of Bengals defensive tackle Devon Still, received a special gift from the cereal brand — a box of her own.
The NFL player posted on Instagram Tuesday night: “Thanks @wheatiescereal in the words straight out of Leah’s mouth, this is so awesome!! #LeahStrong #StillStrong”
Leah was was diagnosed with Stage 4 neuroblastoma last year and given a 50-50 chance to live. In March, Still announced that her cancer was in remission. Though Still wanted to be able to spend time with his daughter, who had a 50 percent chance of survival following her diagnosis, he needed to remain in the NFL to be able to pay for Leah’s medical bills.
To alleviate some of Still’s stress, the Bengals opted to temporarily move the defensive tackle to the practice squad, enabling him to have more flexibility while still earning team medical insurance. He was later moved to active roster. Prior to her cancer diagnosis, Leah was living primarily with her mother, Channing Smythe, in Delaware.
Last month, Still accepted the Jimmy V. Perseverance Award at the ESPYs on behalf of his daughter, whose immune system was still too weak to travel.