Wow, this is so special. At a recent game, the New England Patriots cheerleaders honored Devon Still’s daughter by wearing his #75 jersey on the field — even though he was on the opposing team, the Cincinnati Bengals!
Devon Still, 25, has received support from all over the world for his daughter, Leah Still, 4 years old, who is suffering from pediatric cancer. Now, the support for Devon and Leah has gone so far as to bring rival NFL teams together to show that they are all part of the same family.
New England Patriots Cheerleaders Honor Devon Still With #75 Jerseys
This is good sportsmanship at it’s finest moment.
On Sunday, Oct. 5, the New England Patriots faced the Cincinnati Bengals at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts .
While defensive tackle Devon wore face paint that read “Leah Strong” in honor of his sick daughter, he got a huge surprise from the opposing team: a tribute to Leah!
At one point during the game, the Patriots cheerleaders revealed that each one of them were wearing Devon’s #75 jersey on the field as they cheered in honor of his daughter, Leah.
Even better? The team’s owner, Robert Kraft, donated $25,000 to the Cincinnati Children’s Medical Center in Leah’s name.
Way to go, Patriots! What an awesome way to honor your NFL-mate and his beautiful little girl.
WATCH: Patriots Cheerleaders Honor Devon Still’s Daughter During Oct. 5 Game
Not only did Devon share an Instagram video of the special moment, but there is also a 6-second Vine of the Patriots cheerleaders circulating the internet.
You can watch both versions below:
This really caught me off guard yesterday. Big thanks to the Patriots organization and the cheerleaders for showing amazing support. We may not have won the game last night but putting a smile on my daughters face as she watched this definitely helps her to win her battle! #MoreThabFootball #PrayForLeah
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— Lauren Cox