(PIX11) — Cincinnati Bengals player Devon Still was moved to tears during Sunday’s game against the New England Patriots after the opponent’s cheerleaders paid tribute to his cancer-stricken daughter, Leah.
The Patriots cheerleaders wore Still’s No. 75 jersey and posted a photo to their Twitter account with the caption “We are #LeahStrong #OneFamily #CINvsNE.”
Still revealed his 4-year-old daughter’s stage 4 neuroblastoma diagnosis back in June.
Patriots owner Robert Kraft will also donate $25,000 to Cincinnati Children’s Medical Center in Leah’s name.
“When we first decided to make my daughter’s story public, we had a vision,” Still told NBC’s Josh Elliot. “We wanted to bring as much awareness to pediatric cancer as possible.”
His team has also pledged to donate all proceeds from sales of his jersey to pediatric cancer research. So far, over $1 million has been raised.