NFL Player Devon Still Gives 4-Year-Old Daughter Leah the Sweetest Pre-Surgery Pep Talk
UPDATE: “After a 5hr 50min surgery the surgeon was able to remove ALL of her tumor and all of her lymph nodes and her right adrenal gland where it all started from…best news I’ve received in a long time #PrayForLeah #GodIsGood #ThanksForYourSupport,” Devon Still wrote on Instagram.
On Thursday, the athlete’s little girl underwent surgery to remove a cancerous tumor. Before Miss Leah checked into the hospital, though, dad delivered an incredibly sweet “pre-surgery pep talk” he posted to Instagram. “I’m gonna ask you again,” he says to his daughter, sitting behind him in the car. “I’m ready for today. You ready for today?”
Leah grins, clearly loving her father’s enthusiastic encouragement.
“You ready to get this cancer up out of you?” Devon asks, eliciting another smile and an “mmm-hmm,” from Leah. “Let’s do it! Fist-bump!”
Then, the daddy-daughter duo do a non-contact fist-bump in in their reflection. And while you’d never guess it from Devon’s actions, the 25-year-old was admittedly “nervous and scared beyond words,” he wrote, “but I’ll never let her see it…let’s get this done!”