Devon Still gives heartbreaking speech about daughter’s cancer

Not since Jimmy Valvano gave his famous speech at the ESPY awards ceremony years ago has an athlete delivered such a touching address as Cincinnati Bengal Devon Still did last night.

“Don’t give up. Don’t ever give up,” Valvano implored

And Still didn’t when his daughter Leah was diagnosed with cancer. It’s not that he didn’t want to. He said he wanted to climb into a bottle. But he didn’t, and the reason he didn’t is what makes a father a father.

“I couldn’t do it because every day I preached to my daughter that she couldn’t give up, that she couldn’t let this battle get the best of her,” he said. “And who was I to go try and find an escape through liquor, and she had no escape for her pain that she was going through. So I didn’t do it.”

Start your day a good way.