Devon Still Talks About Daughter Leah Beating Cancer: 'It Was Definitely a Long Road Traveled'
With her health improving, Leah Still has big plans: 'I'd like to be a cheerleader at Penn State!'
“It was definitely a long road traveled,” Still, 26, said. “You know, with battling cancer, specifically my daughter’s type of cancer, a lot of families aren’t fortunate enough to make it through the whole battle.”
Little Leah was diagnosed with stage-4 neuroblastoma in June 2014. She was given a 50-50 chance of survival.
On Friday, Leah said she feels “really good” and credited her closeness with her father for her improved health.
Things are looking up for the pair, as Still is set to wed his girlfriend of three years, Asha Joyce.
Still said the couple haven’t set up a wedding registry, but have a “charity registry” where people can donate to different charities, including NFL player’s own Still Strong Foundation.
Now, Still said he has one message for parents dealing with a child who is sick: “Don’t give up.”
“It’s a lot of dark spots, it’s not a lot of positive things that you hear from the doctors, but if you keep the right mind frame you can make it through anything,” he said on GMA.
As for Leah, the 5-year-old’s future is bright, and she already has some plans of her own, her dad says.
“I’d like to be a cheerleader at [Pennsylvania State University],” she said. “Because my dad goes to Penn State, he used to.”