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#LeahStrong for one year!

At the age of 4, the biggest battle most girls would have to fight would be seeing which one would braid the doll’s hair first or battling mommy and daddy on how late to stay up at night. But at four years old, Leah  Still, who captured the hearts of literally millions across the world, was diagnosed with a stage 4 neuroblastoma. The disease usually affects children under 5 years and develops from infantile nerve cells found in several parts of the body. There’s only about 650 cases per year in the U.S., and only 100 more cases per year worldwide Nearly half of neuroblastoma cases occur in children younger than two years.

Leah, now at the age of 5 is boasting being cancer free for one full year.

For this occasion, dad Devon Still did as he has been doing all throughout this journey, letting millions of people in via social media. He celebrated his daughter’s “second birthday” with a post on Instagram that read, “I want to wish a Happy (2nd) Birthday to my baby, Leah. Today, March 25th, marks a year of her being in remission! A day she was given a second chance at life.”

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source: BlackDoctor.org

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