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Tearjerker Alert!! Devon Still Delivers Touching Speech At Last Night’s ESPY Awards

Submitted by on July 17, 2015 – 8:47 amNo Comment
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Last night’s ESPY Awards was full of memorable moments, but the speech Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Devon Still delivered while accepting the “Jimmy V. Perseverance Award” was the ultimate tearjerker!!

If you’re a sports fan, then you’re very familiar with Devon and his daughter Leah Still, who was diagnosed with neuroblastoma cancer last year. The devastating news led to Devon taking a break from football early in the season, but the Bengals organization kept him on the practice squad to help him pay for his daughter’s cancer treatment. In the year since then, Devon and Leah’s story has made headlines everywhere, and has inspired millions to open up their pockets to donate money to the cause of pediatric cancer.

Although Leah was not cleared to travel to attend the awards, she did make an appearance via video, saying to the audience, “Sorry I couldn’t be there everybody, but thank you for supporting me while I beat out cancer. Hey LeBron [James, who presented her dad with the award]. Hey daddy.”

Tears!!

Check out Devon’s speech in the video below.

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