It’s not often one’s employer takes heed to the employee and its family’s needs. However, the Cincinnati Bengals isn’t your typical employer.
Though Devon Still was cut from the NFL team, staff has reassigned Still to the practice squad in order to keep his family’s health insurance intact. Still’s four-year-old daughter Leah suffers from stage 4 pediatric cancer.
Still will continue to receive medical insurance as well as a weekly salary of $6,300. More importantly, Still will be able to spend more time with his family as his daughter continues treatment.
“They could have washed their hands with me and said they didn’t care about what I was going through off the field,” Still said to ABC news. “It’s like a blessing in disguise for me.”
On June 3rd, Still announced via Instagram Leah’s diagnosis:
I debated with myself whether I was going to post anything on social media but I felt it would be beneficial for my family..last night I found out my daughter has cancer…I decided to let ppl know not for sympathy because I’ve come to the point where I no longer feeling sorrow but to ask that y’all keep my daughter in your prayers the more prayers that go up the more faith we habe that she will overcome this obstacle…if y’all know me y’all know this girl is my world I know that she is strong and she won’t let anything hold her down without a fight..thanks everyone for the continued support of my family.