“We are making a little progress.”
That’s the message NFL player Devon Still put on Instagram Monday night as his daughter Leah continues her battle against a rare form of cancer.
Still‘s latest message thanking supporters came on the same day the Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle and his 5-year-old daughter were announced as the Jimmy V Perseverance honorees.
Leah was diagnosed last June with stage-4 neuroblastoma, a rare form of cancer in young children. Still said last week that his daughter "hit a pretty serious complication" in the process of getting a stem cell transplant, with her liver affected by chemotherapy.
Still has used social media to share his daughter’s journey, with much of her treatment taking place at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He posted another Instragram message Monday night that updated the public of his daughter’s condition.
Still, who attended Penn State, agreed to a one-year contract to stay with the Bengals in March. The team donated $1.3 million from sales of his jersey to research and treatment of pediatric cancer.
The award is named after the late Jim Valvano, who died of cancer less than two months after receiving the honor at the 1993 ESPYs. Other former recipients include Sacramento Kings coach George Karl and the late ESPN anchor Stuart Scott.