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Cincinnati Bengals honor Leah Still in her fight against pediatric cancer

Leah Still
Devon Still via Twitter

The biggest cheers at Thursday night's Browns-Bengals game were for a 4-year-old girl who has inspired the country with her fight against pediatric cancer. 



Leah Still, 4, the daughter of Cincinnati Bengals defensive lineman Devon Still, was able to see her dad play in person for the first time since being diagnosed with Stage IV neuroblastoma on June 2 when doctors found a tumor in her stomach. She got ready in pregame with a little tea party with her dad and some time spent posing with the Bengals cheerleaders. 









During the game, Leah came out on the field as the Bengals presented a $1.3 million check to the Cincinnati Children's Hospital that was raised by the sale of Still's No. 75 jersey. Beginning on Sept. 8, the team donated 100 percent of the sales of Still's jersey to raise money to fight pediatric cancer. Leah nearly came to tears on the field and was carried off by her grandmother after an emotional moment. 




Leah, who underwent a five-hour surgery on Sept. 25 to have the tumor removed from her abdomen, was also one of the inspiring children in the "Truly Brave" video starring Cyndi Lauper and Sara Bareilles that was produced by TODAY's Hoda Kotb. Part of TODAY's Shine a Light series to support worthy causes, the video featured children battling pediatric cancer at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. 

Devon Still has chronicled her fight against cancer on social media, which included a sweet pre-surgery pep talk in September. His No. 75 jersey number has become a symbol of support for Leah's fight and has been worn by everyone from security at Paul Brown Stadium to the New England Patriots cheerleaders. 





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"Strength, it doesn't come from the weight, it comes from the heart,'' Still told TODAY's Josh Elliott last month. "My daughter has show tremendous strength, tremendous heart." 

Leah heads back to Philadelphia this week, where she's being treated to begin radiation on Nov. 11. 

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