Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Devon Still announced encouraging news in his daughter’s fight against cancer.
Still wrote on his Instagram page Tuesday the family received his 4-year-old daughter Leah’s MIBG scans, nuclear imaging tests that help locate and diagnose different types of cancer in the body. Based on the scans, doctors said they didn’t see any active disease in her body. Still said they need to wait for Leah’s MRI and bone biopsy results later this week.
“But the doctors feel very optimistic about them because of the results from today,” he wrote. “So for now we celebrate!!”
Still and his daughter have captured the hearts of millions of people nationwide since she began to receive treatment at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in June. Still, who had a tumor removed from her abdomen back in September, completed her latest course of chemotherapy last month, The Associated Press reported.
Devon Still, a Delaware native and former Penn State Nittany Lion, was cut from the Cincinnati Bengals in August of last year. But the Bengals re-signed Still to their practice squad in order to help him pay for his daughter’s medical treatment after she was diagnosed with cancer.
The Bengals have said Still is considering a one-year deal to play next year.
After the Bengals decided to donate proceeds from his jersey sales to the Children’s Hospital in Cincinnati and pediatric cancer care and research, Still’s No. 75 jersey quickly became the team’s top seller. More than $1 million have been raised from sales of the $100 jersey, according to the AP.
Still has kept his followers updated on his daughter’s progress through social media.