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Still Strong in Fighting Cancer
When Cincinnati Bengals’ defensive tackle Devon Still’s four-year-old daughter, Leah, was diagnosed with stage IV neuroblastoma, he was determined not only to help his own child, but also the tens of thousands of kids who battle cancer every day. And the Cincinnati Bengals, along with the NFL community, stood strong right beside him.
After cutting Devon in mid-August of the 2014 season, the Bengals re-signed him to their practice squad a day later. This generous decision allowed him to remain on the team’s health insurance, enabling him to focus on what was most important – helping his daughter fight for her life.
The Bengals also did something else. They announced that proceeds from the sale of Devon’s #75 jersey would be donated to Cincinnati Children’s to help advance pediatric cancer research and discovery. Fans from Cincinnati, across the country and around the world purchased a record number of Devon’s jersey in support of his mission.
During a 2014 game against the Cleveland Browns, the Bengals presented a check for $1.3 million to Cincinnati Children’s – funds that will improve treatments and provide hope to children, like Leah, across the nation and around the world.