Leah Still Wins Jimmy V. Perseverance Award/Devon Still Speaks On The Behalf Of Leah:
Recently, Devon Still accepted the 'Jimmy V. Perseverance Award' on the behalf of his sick 5-year old daugther, who is currently battling cancer. Leah was not able to attend, as she's in remission and undergoing daily radiation treatment to ensure the cancer stays away. Leah did however, leave a message to those at the ESPY audience from back home, along with a hello to her dad and Lebron James, who presented the award.
Throughout Devon Still's acceptance speech, Still spoke on the highs and lows of the last year, including Leah's diagnosis and the cancer spreading throughout her body. Still also spoke on how much of a struggling experience it was for himself, having to leave his daughter to go to Cincinnati, and how he would have the thoughts of drinking vodka, but stopped himself from the decision, as he told his daugther that she couldn't let this battle get the best of her. Devon Still thought who he was he to find an escape through liquor, and his daugther didn't have an escape. He would instead pray with his fiance that he didn't lose his daughter while in Cincinnati.
Very emotional speech. Devon's bond with Leah is truly special, and I will continue to wish her the best.