For the first time in her young life, Leah Still will finally be able to see her father play in person.
Devon Still on his daughter Leah coming to Thursday's game. First time she's seen him play in person: "Going to be a special game for me."— Paul Dehner Jr. (@pauldehnerjr) November 3, 2014
Leah will be a guest during pre-game ceremonies, when the team presents their donation in excess of $1 million to Cincinnati Children's Medical Center. According to reports, the team sold nearly 15,000 jerseys with over $1.25 million going towards research to help fight pediatric cancer.
Will have more later, but Devon Still says his daughter will be at Paul Brown Stadium on Thursday. She's well enough to travel #Bengals— Coley Harvey (@ColeyHarvey) November 3, 2014
"We applaud Devon for his openness in sharing his daughter’s challenging story nationwide through media and social media," said Bengals executive vice president Katie Blackburn last month. "We also applaud the response of our fans and many others to the jersey sales. The welfare of Devon and Leah are foremost in our minds, but we are proud and excited to be able to be a part of something that can help advance the cause of fighting childhood cancer."
"I want to thank Devon and his family for sharing their story. Not only has it generated international attention to the issue of pediatric cancer, but it has served as an inspiration to many other families that are traveling a similar path," said Michael Fisher, president of Cincinnati Children’s Medical Center.
"I also want to thank (Bengals president) Mike Brown, Katie Blackburn, and the entire Cincinnati Bengals organization for their incredibly generous and thoughtful approach to this important effort. Finally, I want to thank the many individual donors. We promise to be good stewards of every dollar in our ongoing effort to find new and better ways to treat pediatric cancers."