LeBron James cheers on Leah Still on her last day of cancer treatment
Friday marked the final day of cancer treatment for Leah Still, the 5-year-old daughter of NFL player Devon Still who’s inspired so many over the last year. It was just the capper on what’s been an incredible week for the Still family.
First, Devon was signed by the Houston Texans for 2016 after being released by the Cincinnati Bengals in September.
Then on Wednesday, Leah got to watch the Cleveland Cavaliers play and hang out with LeBron James, who considers Devon and Leah like family. After the game, LeBron expressed what having Leah at the game meant to him (via ESPN):
"I knew she was going to be there tonight, and her and Zhuri, my baby girl, are my two favorite women in the world. They’re just unbelievable. I know my mom and my wife will be a little bit jealous, but they got to take a back seat to those two. Just her strength and her courage and what she’s been through over the last few years, man, it’s uplifting to all of us, and it’s always great seeing her, for sure. … "I got a daughter, and then just also being a father and seeing what Devon was going through at the time to keep that strength and keep his composure when his daughter was going through what she was going through, it just resonated, man. And from that point on, we became good friends, and I’m good friends with Devon. "Obviously, Leah is like a little sister of mine, or maybe she probably wishes I was like a dad to her, too. You know, like I said, it’s always great seeing her."
And then after Leah’s last treatment session on Friday, LeBron posted this awesome message to Instagram, telling Leah how much "Uncle LeBron" loves her and how they are going to play very soon:
You go girl!!! Last treatment session today was a success and we're off and running like never before. Continue to inspire me as well as so many others. Uncle LeBron loves you so much and we're going to play Barbie house/tea party all together very soon. U, Daddy, Zhuri and Uncle LeBron.
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(Here’s the text of LeBron’s message: "You go girl!!! Last treatment session today was a success and we’re off and running like never before. Continue to inspire me as well as so many others. Uncle LeBron loves you so much and we’re going to play Barbie house/tea party all together very soon. U, Daddy, Zhuri and Uncle LeBron.")
Cheers to the Stills, who deserve every amount of happiness coming their way.
Teddy Mitrosilis works in social content development at FOX Sports Digital. Follow him on Twitter @TMitrosilis and email him at email@example.com.