Ten months after her diagnosis, Leah, 4, gets the best news in her fight against pediatric cancer

By Tim Nudd
Updated March 26, 2015 08:50 AM
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It was the moment they’ve been waiting for since last June.

After some positive signs in recent weeks, Devon Still learned Wednesday that his daughter Leah, 4, is officially in remission in her fight against a rare pediatric cancer.

The Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle announced the news on Instragram with a sweet pic of Leah fist-bumping the camera, much as she did before one of her surgeries in a photo that went viral.

“After 296 days of day dreaming about what it would feel like to hear the doctors say my daughter is in remission, I finally know the feeling,” wrote Still, 25. “When I look at my daughter all I can do is smile and hug her I’m so proud and blessed to call her my daughter.”

Still went on to thanks family, friends and fans for their support, Leah’s doctors for their skill, and the Bengals for re-signing him so he could pay for her treatments.

“Leah is not done with treatments yet,” he added. “She still needs more to make sure the cancer cells do not return and to build back up her immune system and other damage from the chemo but I know my little warrior will get through it!”