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July 25, 2015

Leah Still rings bell at CHOP to celebrate last day of radiation

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Leah Still CHOP Devon Still/Instagram

Leah Still rings the bell at CHOP to celebrate her final day of radiation treatment.

Leah Still reached another milestone in her road to recovery on Thursday. 

Leah, 5-year-old daughter of Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle end Devon Still, has been battling a rare form of pediatric cancer for more than a year, celebrated her last day of radiation at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), according to her father's Instagram. 

Go head and ring that bell for completing your last day off radiation! I promise you we've been traveling down a dark tunnel for the past year but that light at the end never felt closer!

The tradition of ringing the bell for cancer patients at the end of treatments started at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Texas and has been adopted at medical centers around the country.

The sound marks another important marker in Leah's journey, which has captured the hearts of many. Throughout her year-long battle, Leah and her father have raised thousands of dollars and plenty of awareness for pediatric cancer. 

Earlier in July, Devon and Leah were awarded the Jimmy V. Perseverance Award at the ESPYs for their work. Devon, a Camden native and Penn State alumni,  accepted the award on Leah's behalf in an emotional speech. 

Leah suffered a setback in her treatment in March but received good news in June when she was told she could leave the hospital.