There's no easy solution for Devon Still. With his young daughter, Leah, fighting pediatric cancer, the Bengals defensive tackle considered retiring from the NFL to spend time with her.

But the league's health insurance is so good that Still couldn't give it up. To help cover his daughter's cancer treatments, he stuck with the game -- even though it means spending less time with Leah.

The value of his employment doesn't make the separation any easier for Still -- or Leah, for that matter.


Although Leah appeared at the Bengals-Browns game earlier this month, her father's commitment to football has served as something like a necessary evil. Fortunately, Devon Still had a great follow-up message to share on Twitter just hours later:


The Still family's saga has become one of the great inspirational stories of the NFL season. Hopefully Leah's condition continues to improve so that everyone can enjoy a happy ending.

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