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Leah Still finishes her last cancer treatment: 'She never gave up!'

by Scott Stump / / Source: TODAY

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An inspiring fight against pediatric cancer that started in June 2014 ended with a dream come true for Leah Still on Tuesday.

Leah's father, Houston Texans defensive lineman Devon Still, happily announced on Instagram that Leah, 5, finished her last five-day round of cancer treatments.

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The little girl who was given a 50-50 chance to live by doctors when she was initially diagnosed with Stage IV neuroblastoma in 2014 is now a cancer survivor.

"Words can't describe how proud I am of this girl,'' Devon wrote on Instagram. "No matter how hard it got or how painful the treatments were (and it was pretty bad a lot of the times) she never gave up!"

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During her public fight, Leah helped raise more than a million dollars for cancer research, won an ESPY Award for her courage, and formed a close bond with TODAY's Hoda Kotb after appearing in the "Truly Brave" video starring Cyndi Lauper and Sara Bareilles that was produced by Kotb.

Leah celebrated the last round of her treatments by hanging out with Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James last week. It also was a big week for Devon, who signed a futures contract with the Houston Texans for the 2016 season.

In September 2014, the Cincinnati Bengals kept Devon on the practice squad on purpose so that he would have health benefits to pay for Leah's treatment, and later signed him to the 53-man roster. His No. 75 jersey became a symbol of Leah's fight, with the Bengals presenting a $1.3 million check to the Cincinnati Children's Hospital from sales of the item.

However, he was not with any NFL team this season after being waived by the Bengals on Sept. 5, so his signing with the Texans was more great news amidst Leah's recovery.

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