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Devon Still delivers emotional speech at ESPYs

Devon Still delivers emotional speech at ESPYs

Cincinnati Bengals defensive lineman, Devon Still delivered an emotional speech Wednesday night at the ESPY awards. Still accepted the Jimmy V Award on behalf of his daughter, Leah Still. 

In 2014, Leah was diagnosed with Stage IV Neuroblastoma, a rare pediatric cancer. 

Doctors could not clear Leah to attend the ESPYs in her condition, but she told her Father to, "Hold it down for her on stage."

"We had two options, we could have lost faith and just let this battle with cancer get the best of us, or I could give my daughter's battle with cancer a purpose, and use my platform to try to raise as much awareness as possible," Devon told the ESPYs audience. 

While Leah could not attend the ESPYs, she made sure to thank everyone, "Sorry I couldn't be there everybody, but thank you for supporting me while I beat up cancer," she stated in a video at the end of her Father's speech. 

The video is courtesy of the 2015 ESPYs YouTube Channel.

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