Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Devon Still reached out on social media Friday night to ask people to pray for his daughter Leah, who he says is experiencing complications from a stem cell transplant.
“I need some prayers sent up for Leah tonight! We hit a pretty serious complication from the stem cell transplant called VOD. They caught it early so hopefully it gives the doctors a better chance of stopping it from getting aggressive. As you can imagine our minds are all over the place but we’re going to try and remain positive!”
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Veno-occlusive disease (VOD) is a condition in which the small veins in the liver are obstructed and is the result of high doses of chemotherapy given before a transplant.
Last month, Devon Still revealed Leah would need to start her transplant the day before her birthday and said she stayed positive despite the disappointing news. So he surprised her with a trip to Disney World.