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

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.

With Leah finishing her last treatment last night, I can really say my daughter BEAT CANCER! Words can't describe how proud I am of this girl. 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! I want to thank everyone who followed us as I documented her fight on social media. The amount of support we received was beyond amazing! I can honestly say that you all made a big difference. Every time we received bad news or felt like it was coming to a point were we couldn't fight anymore, I would go to the comments you all wrote cheering us on and it would make us fight so much harder. I ask that since Leah's fight is at the end that you follow other families journeys and cheer them on just as you did us! My advice to any family going through this battle: no matter how hard it gets, no matter what the doctors tell you, always remain positive! Speak victory into existence. Give your child's fight with cancer a purpose. Use it to raise awareness so that you can help all kids fighting this disease. No matter how big or small your platform/following is, you will reach that one family that just needs to know they're not alone in the fight so they don't give up. drop to your knees everyday and pray. I was never a big spiritual person but I always believed in God and knew who to turn to in the time of need. Keeping faith that God will see you through doesn't make the battle easier but it makes winning possible! It gives you back the hope that is stripped away from you every time you watch your kid endure the pain from the treatments and the bad news you often receive from the doctors. #LEAHSTRONG #STILLSTRONG

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"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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