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Houston Texans send Devon Still’s daughter Leah a ‘Frozen’ care package (photo)


As Leah, the four-year-old daughter of Devon Still, continues with her ongoing cancer battle, the Cincinnati Bengals defensive lineman’s NFL family continues to rally around Still and his little girl.

The Houston Texans sent an extra-special care package that is sure to warm the heart of a girl Leah’s age: A bunch of “Frozen”-themed mementos and toys.


Thanks coach OB and the Texans for send Leah these gifts…can’t go wrong with frozen

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The sending of the thoughtful package appears to have been spearheaded by Texans offensive coordinator Bill O’Brien, who Still shares a collegiate connection. O’Brien served as the Penn State Nittany Lions head coach from 2012-2013, while Still attended the school and starred on the football field from 2008-2011.

Still singled out O’Brien when thanking the Texans for the care package, writing on Instagram, “Thanks coach OB and the Texans for send Leah these gifts…can’t go wrong with frozen.”

As a father of a daughter of a similar age, hoo boy, he’s got that right.

Leah,┬ádiagnosed with Stage 4 neuroblastoma back in June, had surgery in late September to remove a tumor, lymph nodes and right adrenal gland. Video of a heartwarming pep talk Still gave to Leah before surgery highlighted the football player’s dedication to his ailing daughter, something that has inspired people all over the world, including those in the NFL, to express support for Still and his family.

The Bengals began selling Still jerseys in its team store to raise money for cancer research, something that resulted in a team record for amount of player jerseys sold in one day, including 100 purchased by New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton alone.

Last week, during the teams’ Sunday night game, New England Patriots cheerleaders donned Still’s Bengals jersey as a sign of support for Leah.

Kudos to the Texans for the sweet care package. Keep on rallying, NFL.