The story of the Cincinnati Bengals' Devon Still and his cancer-stricken daughter Leah is one of the more uplifting ones of the NFL season. The Bengals kept Still on the roster to allow him to hold onto his health insurance, and more recently, sold his replica jersey to help pay for her treatment. Still has motivated Leah through her treatments for neuroblastoma with words of encouragement.
Now, her story is breaking even wider. On Sunday night, New England Patriots' cheerleaders donned replica jerseys to honor Leah. In addition, the Patriots announced that owner Robert Kraft will donate $25,000 to the Cincinnati Children's Hospital.
Still's emotion at the announcement was obvious:
A fine, thoughtful, meaningful gesture on the part of the Patriots.