Leah Still Explains How She Beat Cancer: ‘My Dad Made Me Strong’

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Jessica Renae Buxbaum
Leah Still, the 5-year-old daughter of Houston’s Texans’ defensive tackle Devon Still, has beat cancer and credits her father for helping her survive.

Leah Still sits next to father, Devon, on Good Morning America

Leah Still, the 5-year-old daughter of Houston’s Texans’ defensive tackle Devon Still, has beat cancer and credits her father for helping her survive the traumatic experience.

"I think it's because my daddy made me [strong]," Still told “Good Morning America” on Friday in her first post-cancer interview.

Still was diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma in 2014. Last week, her father announced on Twitter that Still had finally beat cancer.

The 26-year-old football player shared a post on Sqor Sports, a sports social network, describing his daughter’s immense courage and thanking social media for the outpouring of support throughout the ordeal.

Devon opened up on “Good Morning America” about why he shared his daughter’s struggles so publicly.

“To be honest when my daughter was diagnosed with cancer, I didn't know too much about childhood cancer,” Devon said. “Just knowing that I had the platform, I knew that I had to reach a big audience and inform everybody what it's like to deal with pediatric cancer.”

Devon also shared his heartfelt message for parents with cancer-stricken children, saying "Don't give up."

Read more: Devon Still’s Emotional Speech At ESPY Awards Will Give You Chills

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