I’m A Little Emotional After Watching Devon Still Say Goodbye To His Daughter Leah Still Before Training Camp
Has there been a better story in sports over the past year than the Devon and Leah Still one?
In case you’ve been living under a rock during that time, Leah, a five-year-old girl who has been battling cancer for the past year or so, has gained a lot of attention for her fight against the disease, helping raise money for research and support, with the news of her illness being in remission a good sign for everyone.
With her dad playing for the Cincinnati Bengals, Devon Still has used his fame in a positive way, building awareness for both his daughter’s cause and others who live with a type of cancer.
After her dad won the Jimmy V Perseverance Award at this year’s ESPY Awards, it’s clear that the Still’s remain to be advocates and influencers, with the five-year-old inspiring anyone who she comes in contact with.
We both knew this day was coming when we had to say bye but we didn't know it would come this soon. I was only willing to show this part of our goodbye because we both make the ugliest faces when we cry so I couldn't do us like that 😂😂😂. On a serious note, I'm not leaving her to go out there and play around I'm going to handle business. My daughter has been through hell this past year and now I have the opportunity to make sure she gets the world from here on out. So I'm going to make sure she gets it #iDidntGrindThisHardToFail #LeahStrong #StillStrong #FocusedOnAnotherLevel
So, pardon me for getting a little teary-eyed as I watch Devon and Leah say goodbye as he leaves for Bengals training camp, trading kisses and even tossing in a little customized handshake for good measure.
Here’s to Leah continuing to win her fight—and for the person next to me at this coffee shop for giving me a tissue, because this one made some tears fall.