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Devon Still offers advice on how fathers can be heroes to their children

‘I wanted to make sure that my daughter was alive to reach her dreams.’

Leah Still told her father, Houston Texans defensive tackle Devon Still, he is her hero because he “always saves the day.”

When it comes to father-daughter bonds, the Penn State standout and his daughter Leah are the perfect example of love and dedication.

Many cried with the Stills and rejoiced as he gave the public a bird’s-eye view into Leah’s journey as she battled and beat neuroblastoma stage four cancer after a 2014 diagnosis.

His advice to other dads?

“It doesn’t take much,” he said. “Just be there for your child whenever they need you. Just put them before you. You can have your dreams, but when you decide to bring another person into this world, their dreams come before yours. I wanted to make sure that my daughter was alive to reach her dreams.”

Kelley Evans is a general editor at The Undefeated. She is a food passionista, helicopter mom and an unapologetic southerner who spends every night with the cast of The Young and the Restless by way of her couch.