Still and his daughter have captured the hearts of millions of people nationwide since she began to receive treatment at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in June. Leah, who had a tumor removed from her abdomen back in September, completed her latest course of chemotherapy last month.
“It was not easy but every day, and every treatment Leah fought like hell and kicked cancers butt!” he said in his post.
Devon Still, a Delaware native and former Penn State Nittany Lion, was cut from the Cincinnati Bengals in August of last year. But the Bengals re-signed Still to their practice squad in order to help him pay for his daughter’s medical treatment after she was diagnosed with cancer.
The Bengals have said Still is considering a one-year deal to play next year.
Still’s No. 75 jersey quickly became the team’s top seller after the Bengals decided to donate proceeds from his jersey sales to the Children’s Hospital in Cincinnati and pediatric cancer care and research. More than $1 million have been raised from sales of the $100 jersey, according to the AP.
Still has kept his followers updated on his daughter’s progress through social media.
Gerrit Cole took care of business against the Cubs Sunday and backed up his play with some bold statements.
After tossing eight shutout innings and helping the Pirates beat the Cubs for the first time in their last eight tries, Cole doubled down on his performance.
When a reporter posed the question that Cole just shut down the best team in baseball, the Pirates pitcher politely corrected the statement:
“It’s just an opportunity to salvage the series,” Cole said. “I don’t really think they’re the best team in baseball.”