Who could forget the heartwarming story of Leah Still, daughter of Texans defensive lineman Devon Still, who has bravely battled cancer?
Her dad, then a Bengals tackle, told of Leah’s incredible fight against neuroblastoma at the 2015 ESPY Awards, where he received the Jimmy V Perseverance Award and left nary a dry eye in the house.
He later said that Leah was cancer-free at the top of the year.
Still, 26, and Asha Joyce, 26, exchanged vows at the 180-person affair, and Leah stole the show as she hit the dance floor with her stepmother and dad as Bruno Mars’ “Uptown Funk” played.
“I really only had to practice for, like, one hour,” boasted 6-year-old Leah. “But my dad had to practice a lot longer,” she added.
“We put off the wedding because my daughter was battling cancer. Now that [the wedding] is officially here, it’s the beginning of our future and the end to a hard time,” Still told People. “When I saw [Leah] even before the wedding, I got emotional. We’d been waiting for this moment for a long time.”
Devon Still, who said that it was his family’s mission to help make the lives of families with children with pediatric cancer easier, posted an Instagram video of his daughter giving a toast at the wedding.
“Thank you for everybody supporting me, and I love my new family,” she said. “Now let’s party!”
Read more at People.