Penn State news by
Penn State's student blog

Topics

More

Leah Still Is Cancer-Free, Plans To Be A Penn State Cheerleader

Devon Still announced on Twitter last week that 5-year-old Leah beat cancer after undergoing her final treatment just a few days prior.

The daddy-daughter duo appeared on Good Morning America Friday morning to talk about the good news and Leah’s fight to kick the disease once and for all. GMA anchor Robin Roberts (who opened the interview with a standing ovation for the Stills) asked Leah, who is certainly no stranger to the spotlight, a number of questions including, “What makes you so strong?”  Cute as always, Leah responded, “I think it’s ’cause my daddy made me.” Devon then discussed how he will be returning to the NFL with the Houston Texans, to which Roberts asked Leah, “What do you like to do?” “I’d like to be a cheerleader at Penn State because my daddy went there.” The Good Morning America crew, including Penn State alumnae and 2014 Homecoming Grand Marshal Lara Spencer, erupted in cheers for Leah, featuring a “We Are.”

The three also talked about Devon’s upcoming wedding, The Knot and the Still Strong Foundation, and the dad’s advice for other parents whose kids are going through the same battle Leah did.

“Don’t give up,” Still said. “I documented our story on social media so parents that are going through similar situations can look back and see exactly what we were doing to get through those times.”

Good news on good news for the 5-year old, the Still family, and the Penn State community. We’ll see you in Beaver Stadium, Leah.

Your ad blocker is on.

Please choose an option below.

Sign up for our e-mail newsletter:
OR
Support quality journalism:
Purchase a Subscription!

About the Author

Lexi Shimkonis

Lexi is an editor-turned-staff writer who can often be found at either Irving's or the Phyrst (with the chances she'll have her backpack being the same). Lexi is a senior hailing from Spring City, PA (kind of) and studying Civil Engineering. Please email questions and/or pleas for an Instagram caption to [email protected], or for a more intimate bond, follow her on Twitter @lexshimko.

Follow on Another Platform
113kFollowers
157kFollowers
55.3kFollowers
4,570Subscribers
State College Links
Other posts by Lexi

A Special, Precious, & Eventful Experience: Lexi Shimkonis’ Senior Column

“And here in this lovely, intriguing spot called Penn State, each of us staked our own special, precious, and eventful life.” — Ross Lehman

Homecoming To Replace King And Queen With Gender-Neutral Court

[Video] An Interview With Line Dance Leader Gina DeFrancesco

Gameday Coverage: No. 11 Penn State vs. Northwestern

Get ready for some ugly weather in Happy Valley.

Gameday Coverage: No. 11 Penn State vs. Northwestern

Get ready for some ugly weather in Happy Valley.

Staff Predictions: No. 11 Penn State vs. Northwestern

Our staffers believe Penn State will remain undefeated in conference play after Saturday’s contest.

Girl On Fire: Penn State Alum Paves Way For Military Women With ‘TORCH Warriorwear’

Haley McClain Hill, who is a military veteran and former NFL cheerleader, can now add “entrepreneur” to her resume after the creation of her clothing brand.

 
Send this to a friend