Devon Still, a former Penn State star and retired NFL lineman whose daughter Leah managed to beat cancer, recently toured Nick’s House in Swarthmore, writes Dan Gelston for the Centre Daily Times.
In 2014, Leah was diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma and soon became an inspiration to millions of her father’s fans. Now, she is a healthy eight-year-old and recently celebrated four years of remission.
Meanwhile, her father is still focused on raising cancer awareness through the family’s Still Strong Foundation.
During his visit to Nick’s House, Still was greeted by Cheryl Colleluori. Her son Nick, an accomplished athlete, was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma in 2005 and died the following year. He left a legacy of inspiration that is being carried out by his family.
The Colleluoris founded the HEADstrong Foundation that runs Nick’s House for cancer patients undergoing treatment in Philadelphia area and their families. More than 500 people recently attended its ninth fundraising gala in Philadelphia.
“It’s cool to find out how she recycled her pain to help other people,” said Still.
Read more about Devon Still’s tour of Nick’s House in the Centre Daily Times by clicking here.