Leah Still made her NYFW debut this past week, as the cancer-stricken toddler walked the runway at the Kids Rock! Fashion Show. The 5-year-old daughter of NFL star Devon Still strutted her stuff down the runway of the kid-friendly fashion show on Thursday this past week, where she joined other celebrity kids for the exciting event.
The show took place at the Skylight at Moynihan Station, with Still’s daughter rocking multiple looks for the lengthy runway walk, where at one point she did a little twirl mid-walk for the enthusiastic crowd. Of course, Leah was met with tons of applause for her debut, as well as all that she has been fighting for the past year since being diagnosed with Stage IV neuroblastoma in June 2014.
She was later told that she had a 50% chance of surviving before her cancer went into remission this past March. During a scan this past July, doctors discovered that she continues to be cancer-free today, to the relief of her supportive father.
"She's the toughest person I've ever met and she has the mindset that nothing will hold her down," he said in his acceptance speech of the Jimmy V. Perseverance Award at the 2015 Espy Awards.
“At the age of four, my daughter hadn't even began to understand what life was all about. I remember one night in the hospital, she just started putting things in her stomach and putting it in mine. She said, 'Dad, I'm taking the cancer from me and giving it all to you.' I started breaking down right there,” he continued.
Devon Still faced a new hardship, himself, as he was recently dropped from the Cincinnati Bengals, making him a free agent in the football league. The team kept him on the team’s roster in 2014, despite his playing infrequency, in order to help fund Leah Still’s treatments with his health benefits from the league.
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