We’re glad to hear things are looking up for little Leah. After a procedure for Leah Still, daughter of Cincinnati Bengals player Devon Still, caused a slight health setback, the world is relieved to see that she is doing better. In addition, she’ll be honored with the Jimmy V Perseverance Award at the 2015 ESPYS award show.
Leah underwent a stem cell transplant and suffered from VOD (veno-occlusive disease) following the surgery. Still posted a picture Monday (June 1) of him and 5-year-old Leah with a thumbs up as he revealed through Instagram that it was her first time being awake in four days.
In March, the pro-football player proudly took to Instagram to announce her Stage 4 cancer remission. After a neuroblastoma diagnosis, a rare form of children’s cancer, Leah had struggled for nearly a year with the disease. The world received the good news with open arms and ongoing support after her father’s announcement, but the fight for a healthy Leah still was not over.
“I need some prayers sent up for Leah tonight! We hit a pretty serious complication from the stem cell transplant called VOD. They caught it early so hopefully it gives the doctors a better chance of stopping it from getting aggressive. As you can imagine our minds are over the place but we’re going to try and remain positive,” Devon wrote in an Instagram post complete with #WaitingForTheDayEverythingReturnsToNormal.
We’re glad to hear she’s doing better and will definitely be staying #LeahStrong for her until a full recovery. — Diamond Hillyer
Photo Credit: Instagram/Devon Still