(WTXF)- After months and months of watching his young daughter battle cancer and receiving nationwide support, former NFL Defensive Lineman Devon Still is giving back.
Still took to social media Thursday, explaining that he had just gotten off the phone with a young woman battling both leukemia and bullies.
Now, according to TMZ, still wanted to do something nice for that girl and her family.
Still has offered to take the entire family to Disney World.
Just got off the phone with this beautiful young lady and her mom and as you can tell from her story below she is not going to let the ignorance of others stop her A lot of ppl say " Nicole you always seem happy, your never down always positive. " I don't want to give the wrong impression here. Cancer is a Monster. It has robbed me of the best time of my life. Many kids wake up in the morning hating to have to go to school . 📚 I would give anything to be with my friends again learning I have been threw so many changes, 🙎 as a 13 year old girl Watching your hair fall off, having feeding tubes placed, no longer being able to walk and get out of bed for months, having ppl hold u to go to the restroom Then the horrible pain of chemo, so horrible I can't even describe. I threw up for months all day every hr. The Drs. said they could no longer do anything else for me. I had gone from 100 Pds to 69pds. 😐 I cried every night and day, one day I begged my mother to stop, I told her I gave up to plz stop the pain. I told god I was done. Then one day I didn't throw up, nor the next or the next. I started being feed jello. Then made my way to ice creme. My hunger 🍪 was coming back, along with physical therapy I started to move my legs again and the ugly deep purple which had taken over my lower body slowly began to fade. I started walking again. things were beginning to look up for me. Then a day in October 2014 I had intense chemo all day. I went back to the hotel we were staying at and lost the feelings in my legs.... Then I felt my throut closing and could no 😕 longer ask for help. The next thing I remember us waking up in the ICU not being able to feel my left side of my body. I was told it was a stroke. I was was still alive 😎 and I healed. I started to smile again. There has been good days and bad days since then, but I'm alive! 1/19/15 I was told I was in remission A vision of happiness I can't describe. I want to go out and live! Jump off a plane! Do everything I never had the guts to do! Enjoy my family! Enjoy every single moment of my life! 💕 I can't take off my smile because now I am fearless, I am bold, I am a warrior!
On Twitter, Still then went on to share the girl's story, in her own words.
14-year-old Nicole Pfister explained what it was like for her to watch all of her hair fall out at the age of 13, while losing the ability to walk and get out of bed.
Chemotherapy had taken its toll on her.
"I cried every night and day, one day I begged my mother to stop, I told her I gave up to plz stop the pain. I told god I was done. Then one day I didn't throw up, nor the next or the next," Nicole explained.
After multiple complications, Nicole says she has started to heal, and she is smiling again.
However, another battle took place online as Still's post also includes examples of unthinkable teasing and bullying Nicole has faced from more than just one person.
Still tells TMZ that Nicole's battles with both cancer and bullying hit especially close to home for him, because he is worried about how his daughter, Leah, will be treated when she returns to school following her cancer battle.