The NFL's best feel-good story just keeps getting better.
Leah Still, the 4-year-old daughter of Cincinnati defensive tackle Devon Still, is busy battling stage 4 neuroblastoma. The Bengals have made several accommodations to ensure Still maintains health care coverage as his daughter undergoes surgery and other cancer treatments.
The Bengals' actions alone are noteworthy, and other teams around the league are taking notice. The Houston Texans are the latest to extend a kind gesture toward the Still family, shipping a gift box filled with toys and other items from the hit Disney movie, Frozen.
Thanks coach OB and the Texans for send Leah these gifts...can't go wrong with frozen
The Texans' gift comes less than a week after the New England Patriots cheerleaders wore Still's jersey as a supportive gesture to his daughter. Patriots owner Robert Kraft, meanwhile, made a $25,000 donation to the Cincinnati Children's Hospital.
Still was initially cut from the Bengals before the start of the NFL season, but the team added him to its practice squad so that his daughter wouldn't lose health coverage. Still acknowledged that his personal circumstances made it difficult to focus solely on football, and he accepted that the team had to make business decisions.
But Still was promoted to the active roster in Week 2, and he has played in every game since then. The Bengals, meanwhile, have gotten off to a 3-1 start.
In late September, Leah Still has surgery to remove a cancerous tumor and lymph nodes. She continues to undergo radiation and chemotherapy.