Leah Still is resting soundly after a five hour surgery that successfully removed a tumor and lymph nodes from her body. The little one went into the surgery brave as ever, thanks to a little pep talk given by dad just moments before.
“Imma ask you again,” said Devon Still while driving his daughter to the hospital. “You ready for today? You ready to get this cancer up out [of] you? Let’s do it.” Leah responded on a positive note, and both father and daughter sent fist pumps the camera’s way.
Devon later shared a photo of his daughter resting along with an update. “After a 5hr 50min surgery the surgeon was able to remove ALL of her tumor and all of her lymph nodes and her right adrenal gland where it all started from…best news I’ve received in a long time #PrayForLeah #GodIsGood #ThanksForYourSupport,” wrote the NFL star on Instagram.
Devon plays for the Cincinnati ‘Bengals.’ The team released the NFL player from his contract earlier this year due to numerous absences from practice. Executives later re-instated Devon after realizing that his absences were because of his daughter’s battle with cancer. Leah was diagnosed with cancer in June 2014.