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Football Star Gives Adorable Pep Talk to Daughter Before Her Surgery

Devon Still is a dad first, football player second. We love that.

In the Instagram video below, the Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle gives his 4-year-old daughter, Leah, a quick pep talk before they head to the hospital for her surgery. Leah was diagnosed with neuroblastoma in June, according to On Thursday, she underwent a procedure at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia to remove a tumor from her abdomen.

“You ready to get this cancer up out of you?” Still says to her in the short clip. “Let’s do it!”


Still later wrote on Instagram that after a near 6-hour surgery, doctors removed all of Leah’s tumor and lymph nodes. “Best news I’ve received in a long time,” he added.

Leah is not yet cancer-free. Doctors hope to remove the cancer from her bone marrow in upcoming months, according to Stills’ Instagram.

We’re wishing you the best, Leah!

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