Most NFL prospects who are cut prior to making the 53 man roster consider this point in their life to be the lowest point in their athletic career. Yet Cincinnati Bengal Devon Still, is unlike any NFL prospect, as he was cut but now can focus his attention on his daughter, Leah, who has been battling Stage 4 pediatric cancer since June.
They could have washed their hands with me and said they did not care about what I was going through off the field, Still said. It’s like a blessing in disguise for me.
Despite cutting Still, Cincinnati Bengals’ showed class by signing Devon to the Bengals practice squad which entitles him to medical insurance which will offset the majority of his daughter’s cancer treatment and a weekly salary of $6,300 to help pay for Leah’s care and all the intangibles which go with fighting cancer. Another huge benefit is Still’s non-existent travel schedule for the upcoming season which places Devon at Leah’s side a place he wants and needs to be at this critical stage in her treatment.
“We’re going to go to battle with cancer,” Still said. “She’s willing to put up a fight to beat it.”
And of us who follow Leveraging Life will be rooting for our favorite Cincinnati Bengal Devon Still and his greatest fan Leah as she goes to battle with cancer!
May God‘s healing touch be upon Leah and may all of us learn to trust God period in all things!
trusting God period!
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