Football fanatics aren’t known for being overly friendly to the opposing sides. Players and supporters are known to be aggressively competitive, sometimes even violently so. But when the Cincinnati Bengals played the New England Patriots recently, aggression was the farthest thing from everyone’s mind.
During the third quarter, Bengal’s lineman Devon Still was given a heartwarming surprise…from the other team.
Still’s daughter, Leah, was fighting neuroblastoma cancer since being diagnosed this summer. She is only 4 years old.
While a music video played in support of children like Leah, the Patriots’ cheerleaders decided to switch from their usual outfit…
Into Bengal jerseys with Still’s number. The team also made an $25,000 donation to the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and Medical Center in Leah’s name.
The linebacker, who was wearing his own support for his daughter, was understandably moved to tears.
(via 22 Words.)
Leah is currently recovering from tumor removal surgery. While she works on regaining strength, she received more gifts from the New York Jets and a family from Texas in an amazing outpouring of support for the brave little girl. For more information on how you can help lend support to children suffering similar situations, check out St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.