Bengals give $1.3M in Leah’s name


CINCINNATI — The star of a Browns- Bengals diversion Thursday night was Leah Still, a bold 4-year-old daughter of Cincinnati defensive tackle Devon Still.

Fans during Paul Brown Stadium roared between a initial and second buliding as a Bengals respected Leah, who’s battling Stage 4 pediatric cancer.

The Bengals announced a $1.3 million concession to Cincinnati’s Children’s Hospital and Medical Center in Leah’s name, and a hulk video shade played a montage of Leah and Devon set to a strain “Brave” by Sara Bareilles. 

The Browns won a diversion 24-3, and Devon had 3 sum tackles.

“I would news it as an romantic drum coaster,” he pronounced afterward. “Seeing my daughter in a pregame with all a fad and afterwards observant her on a margin receiving a check and only observant a fun in her face, we was only so unapproachable of a stability she showed to lift that money.”

Leah’s story has overwhelmed millions by amicable media. She wore a bedazzled Still jersey and a pink-flowered wipe while flanked by family members in a apartment pregame.

On a night filled with touching moments, Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer done a indicate to welcome Devon Still during a ceremony.

“Being a primogenitor myself, we couldn’t suppose what he’s going through, generally how perfectionist this pursuit is,” Hoyer told NFL Network after a diversion when asked what he told Still. “That gives we crow bumps. we only went over and told him we honour him and we urge for his daughter and him and wish all gets better.”

After a ceremony, Leah’s grandmother carried her off a margin and by a tunnel, where she was emotional.

“Because everybody loves you,” a grandmother was overheard observant to Leah, mins after chants of “Leah, Leah” trumpeted by tools of a stadium.

“Seeing her design on a scoreboard done me emotional, though somehow we was means to play a game,” Devon Still said. “The many romantic we got was when we looked adult and saw her and Lauren Hill and saw they got a possibility to meet.”

A member of a family pronounced of Leah as a organisation was walking toward a elevators and behind to a suite: “She’s holding it all in. She’s been unequivocally into it.”

Fans, TV producers and even internal military donned a No. 75 patch or jersey in respect of Still. Devon Still wrote “Leah Strong” on his eye black strips.

Leah took a selfie with a Bengals cheerleaders in pregame:

She watched her father play live for a initial time given he debuted in a NFL in 2012 as a second-round collect of a Bengals.

Leah is battling neuroblastoma, a singular childhood cancer that typically has a 50-50 possibility for survival. Surgery to mislay a carcenogenic growth from her stomach was deliberate successful, though rounds of radiation, chemotherapy and stem-cell treatments wait her before doctors can establish either she’s cancer-free. Browns contributor Coley Harvey and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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