Leah Still continues fighting

By: Ryan O’Toole ~Staff Writer~ It’s been nearly six months since 4-year old Leah Still, the daughter of Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Devon Still, was diagnosed with pediatric cancer. She had her cancerous tumor removed toward the end of September, then quickly took on chemotherapy, continuing her fight. Things haven’t been easy for Leah, Devon and the rest of the family. However, Still and his daughter have been looking for the silver linings as much as possible. In a note written by Still to thank fans and supporters, he mentioned how his daughter has been enjoying all the attention and … Continue reading Leah Still continues fighting

Lauren Hill, MSJ to play opener at sold-out Cintas

By: Andrew Koch ~Editor-in-Chief~ Lauren Hill, a freshman forward at Mount St. Joseph University (MSJ) diagnosed with terminal cancer, will play her first collegiate basketball game in front of a sold-out crowd at Cintas Center on Nov. 2. Hill, a 19-year-old native of nearby Lawrenceburg, Ind., was diagnosed with inoperable brain cancer late last year after committing to play basketball at MSJ. Despite extensive treatment, doctors estimated that she had less than a year to live. Further tests last month suggested that she might only have until December. “I’m not scared of leaving, because I won’t be here,” Hill said … Continue reading Lauren Hill, MSJ to play opener at sold-out Cintas

Devon Still’s fight is bigger than the game

By: Ryan O’Toole ~Guest Writer~ Over the summer, getting back onto the football field was the main concern for Bengals lineman Devon Still, until his whole world was turned upside down. Still was driving to a dance recital when his daughter, Leah, began to experience pain and fever-like symptoms. He turned the car around and took her to the hospital, where she would soon be diagnosed with a type of pediatric cancer called neuroblastoma. The cancerous tumor is located on her hip. She was given a 50 percent chance of survival by doctors. Suddenly, everything changed for Still. “Football stopped … Continue reading Devon Still’s fight is bigger than the game