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Devon Still announces daughter Leah's cancer officially in remission

Leah Still, left, and her father, Devon Still. (AP)

Great news! According to Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Devon Still, after 296 days of battling cancer, his 4-year-old daughter Leah is officially in remission.



Still posted an image of a smiling Leah to his Instagram Wednesday afternoon with the following caption:

    June 2, 2014 and March 25, 2015 are days I will remember for the rest of my life. As everyone probably knows, June 2nd was the day doctors walked into the waiting room to tell me my daughter had cancer. It was the most devastating day of my life. March 25th , however, is feeling like the best day of my life. Today we received news from Leah's oncologist that her cancer, stage four neuroblastoma, is officially in REMISSION! 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. Funny thing is there is really no way of describing it because I never knew this feeling existed. When I look at my daughter all I can do is smile and hug her. It was not easy but every day, and every treatment Leah fought like hell and kicked cancers butt! I'm so proud and blessed to call her my daughter. She has made an impact on me and on the world, at the age of four, that I can only wish to make in a lifetime. Thank you to my family and friends for the support through all those tough days. Thank you to everyone who has sent a letter to give Leah and our family motivation to keep fighting, a toy that helped Leah get through her days in the hospital, and more importantly a prayer that helped God hear our cries for healing. Thank you to the doctors at CHOP for putting together the best plan of action for my daughter. Thank you to Child Life members Sarah, Laura, and Lindsey for really turning what could be a scary place into a place where Leah would enjoy going because she knew she would have fun with you guys. Thank you to the Bengals for taking on my situation and standing by me and my family and for helping to raise money to fight pediatric cancer. To every media outlet and persons that helped raise much needed awareness, thank you. Leah is not done with treatments yet. 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! #FistBump #LeahStrong #BeatCancer #TheFightAgainstChildhoodCancerIsFarFromOver #ThrowingTheBiggestKidPartyEver #WaitForIt


Leah was diagnosed last June with rare Stage 4 neuroblastoma and has been undergoing chemotherapy and radiation treatments after having a tumor removed last September. Still took time away from football after his daughter's diagnosis, but the team kept him on the roster so he could keep his health insurance. The team raised money for pediatric cancer research through sales of Still's No. 75 jersey.



Still thanked everyone who has supported his family throughout Leah's battle and says she will continue treatments to make sure the cancer does not return.

PHOTOS: Devon and Leah Still

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