Devon Still has endured more than most parents could even imagine during his 4-year-old daughter Leah’s battle with pediatric cancer, but luckily, he’s received an unbelievable amount of support.
The defensive tackle’s story first gained traction when the Cincinnati Bengals kept him on their practice squad simply so he could receive a salary and health benefits to pay for Leah’s treatment. Since then, other NFL teams, including the New Orleans Saints and New England Patriots, have lent a helping hand.
On Friday, it was comedian and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres’ turn.
Still appeared on DeGeneres’ show “Ellen” via satellite and talked about Leah’s health and how much he appreciated all of the support his family has received. At the end of his appearance, DeGeneres revealed that she’d be donating all of the proceeds from a signed Still jersey to Philadelphia Children’s Hospital — where Leah is being treated — as well as an additional $10,000 from image publishing service Shutterfly.
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