Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Devon Still is sharing more good news about his daughter Leah's battle with cancer.
In an Instagram post Wednesday, Still said doctors have declared her cancer "officially in REMISSION!"
Four-year-old Leah has been suffering from stage four neuroblastoma, a rare type of cancer that can develop from nerve cells in children.
Still said last week that Leah appeared to be cancer-free in a diagnostic scan after undergoing chemotherapy for the disease. "The doctors told us they didn't see any active disease in her body!!!" Still wrote March 17.
At that point, the family was still awaiting results of MRI and bone biopsy tests to confirm the cancer was in remission.
"June 2, 2014 and March 25, 2015 are days I will remember for the rest of my life," Still wrote in his latest update. "As everyone probably knows, June 2nd was the day doctors walked into the waiting room to tell me my daughter had cancer. It was the most devastating day of my life. March 25th , however, is feeling like the best day of my life. Today we received news from Leah's oncologist that her cancer, stage four neuroblastoma, is officially in REMISSION! After 296 days of day dreaming about what it would feel like to hear the doctors say my daughter is in remission, I finally know the feeling."
"When I look at my daughter all I can do is smile and hug her," he continued. "It was not easy but every day, and every treatment Leah fought like hell and kicked cancers butt! I'm so proud and blessed to call her my daughter."
Leah's tumor was removed last fall, but doctors had only given her a 50-50 chance of beating the cancer.
Still noted that "Leah is not done with treatments yet. She still needs more to make sure the cancer cells do not return and to build back up her immune system and other damage from the chemo but I know my little warrior will get through."