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Nearly $400,000 raised for pediatric cancer research

Over 1,000 Devon Still jerseys were sold in the first two days, with all proceeds going to Cincinnati Children's hospital and in less than a week, nearly $400,000 were raised.

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You have to appreciate an awesome accomplishment.

The Cincinnati Bengals found a way to help with pediatric cancer research by donating every dollar earned from Devon Still jersey sales. According to Still, over $400,000 were raised in four days.

Over 1,000 jerseys were sold in the first two days, with all proceeds going to Cincinnati Children's hospital. New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton bought 100 using his own money after being moved by Devon and Leah Still's story.

Cincinnati recently re-signed Still to the 53-man roster.

"We have an open roster spot, and this is the best football move we can make to fill it," said head coach Marvin Lewis. "We think Devon is ready to rejoin our line rotation and be productive. It already was stated that a big reason Devon opened on the practice squad was that he couldn't fully focus on football this preseason. He had to take care of his daughter (Leah, four, diagnosed with cancer). But Devon has told us he feels ready to contribute now, so it’s the right move at the right time. And we've told Devon he can still be afforded the personal time he needs to attend to his daughter’s care."

Several months ago, Still nearly retired from football when he discovered that his four-year old daughter Leah, has stage four cancer called neuroblastoma.

"When I found out, I told my family I was done. Done. I didn't feel comfortable leaving my daughter while she's going through this," said Still. "She's fighting for her life. Sports is not more important than me being there while my daughter is fighting for her life."