Great news from one of last year's biggest NFL stories: Leah Still, the daughter of former Bengals defensive tackle Devon Still, is officially cancer-free.
Her father announced the news in an Instagram post several days ago.
"Thanks for all the support and prayers! Just got the phone call that her scans showed NED (no evidence of disease)!" Devon Still writes. "#LeahStrong #StillKickinCancersAss"
This latest triumph follows a surprise complication where the cancer made a comeback after previously appearing to be in remission.
Leah Still had been fighting pediatric cancer since June 2014, at which time she was given a 50-50 chance of survival. Her father, Devon Still, used his status as an NFL athlete to raise awareness for her condition, launching a #LeahStrong campaign to raise funds for cancer research while documenting his daughter's journey through social media.
Their story first came to light during the 2014 NFL season, when the Bengals, rather than releasing Still outright, chose to keep him on the team's practice squad so that he and his daughter could continue using the insurance provided through the franchise. Still wound up making significant contributions on the playing field, earning a promotion from the practice squad to the active roster in Week 2 of that season.
Devon Still is currently a free agent, but he's managed to keep himself busy while his daughter has been spending time in the hospital: