Though she's not yet officially cancer-free, 4-year-old Leah Still is showing all the right signs so far.
Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Devon Still recently shared the good news about his daughter on Instagram, noting that further test results are coming.
"That moment you get the best news you've ever received and don't know what to do so you just flex," he wrote alongside a photo of Leah and himself. "We got Leah's MIBG Scans back tonight, and the Doctors told us they didn't see any active disease in her body!!! We still have to wait for her MRI and bone biopsy results later this week. But the doctors feel very optimistic about them because of the results from today."
Leah was diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma last June, and Still was initially cut from the Bengals during the preseason due in large part to injuries of his own. The organization subsequently resigned him to the practice squad so his health insurance could help pay for her treatment.
Still spoke to People in November and indicated his family had received an overwhelming response from those who heard about their story.
"People have been sending letters and messages on social media about their kids and how they went through similar situations," the 25-year-old said at the time. "It definitely gives me a positive outlook. A lot of them were from parents of survivors. Hearing their stories helped me have faith that my daughter has a chance to beat this disease."
So far, those chances appear to have improved.
Neuroblastoma typically affects children younger than 5. According to the Mayo Clinic, "Neuroblastoma is a cancer that develops from immature nerve cells found in several areas of the body. Neuroblastoma most commonly arises in and around the adrenal glands, which have similar origins to nerve cells and sit atop the kidneys."
Still only spent one week with the practice squad last season, quickly being called up and appearing in 12 games. He isn't currently under contract with any team and is considering an offer from Cincinnati.