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'Best news' ever! Leah Still appears to be cancer-free at age 4

Leah Still has received news in her battle with pediatric cancer that has left the 4-year-old girl and her father grinning with joy.
/ Source: TODAY

Leah Still has received news in her battle with pediatric cancer that has left the 4-year-old girl and her father, NFL lineman Devon Still, flexing and grinning with joy.

Still posted a picture of him and Leah, 4, to Instagram Tuesday night jokingly flexing their muscles, writing, "That moment you get the best news you've ever received and don't know what to do so you just flex!! We got Leah's MIBG scans back tonight and the doctors told us they didn't see any active disease in her body!!!"

He wrote that Leah's doctors "feel very optimistic,'' and that she's waiting for results from an MRI and a bone biopsy. Leah was first diagnosed with Stage IV neuroblastoma in June of 2014, with doctors initially estimating her chances of survival at 50-50.

One of Leah's biggest fans in her fight against pediatric cancer has been TODAY's Hoda Kotb, who is a breast cancer survivor herself. She featured Leah in the "Truly Brave" video that starred children battling pediatric cancer along with Cyndi Lauper and Sara Bareilles as part of TODAY's Shine a Light series to support worthy causes.

Leah's inspirational journey has also included a five-hour surgery in September to remove a tumor from her stomach and being honored by the Bengals for her courageous fight during a November game against the Cleveland Browns. She also is pairing with her father to write a children's book, "I Am Leah Strong," to help other kids in the same situation.

Last month she strutted her stuff at the Nike Levi's Kids Fashion Show during Fashion Week in New York City.

Leah's fight has also helped raise money to help other children. At their Nov. 6 game against the Browns, the Bengals presented a $1.3 million check to the Cincinnati Children's Hospital that came from sales of Still's No. 75 jersey. The Bengals had announced on Sept. 8 that 100 percent of Still's jersey sales would go toward fighting pediatric cancer.

Still is not currently under contract with the Bengals, who have offered him a one-year deal, according to ESPN. This past season, the Bengals signed him to the practice squad after he was cut at the end of training camp so that he could retain his health insurance to help pay for Leah's medical care, which he was told could reach $1 million. He was then activated on the Bengals' 53-man roster a week later and played in 12 games as a reserve defensive tackle.

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