For Devon Still, life has been a journey from one scar to the next. From one challenge to the next. His is a story of pushing through pain and overcoming obstacles of all shapes and sizesof choosing to fight for the sake of his family, his community, and his faith.
Millions of people around the world have been inspired by Devon's tireless devotion in helping his daughter, Leah, learn how to beat up cancer. But in these pages, Devon takes readers behind the headlines to reveal the deeper story of what prepared him for that fight.
Still in the Game is Devon's declaration that our challenges reveal our purpose, that our scars make us stronger, and that no loss is too great to stop our comeback!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Devon Still is a professional athlete, life coach, motivational speaker, and childhood cancer advocate. Now known as "The Comeback Coach," Devon launched his company, Still in the Game, to teach people all over the globe his winning playbook on how to come back from life's biggest challenges.
It's hard to put into words how I feel about this book. I've followed Mr. Still's and Leah's journey for a while now, so I couldn't wait to read the story of their journey through Leah's diagnosis, treatment, recovery, and remission. This book did not disappoint. Certain parts gutted me... like the moment he followed his gut feeling and turned around at an intersection to go meet Leah and her grandmother at IHOP because Leah wasn't feeling well, or the moment he's told about the cancer diagnosis, and going to tell his family. Or the moment he's told he'd been cut from the Bengal's roster. There are funny moments, like when Leah tells it like it is, like when she tells him that of course she knows what a flower girl is (and who doesn't?!). And there are inspirational moments, like where Devon finds it within himself to make a situation better, like when to make Leah feel better about the possibility of losing her hair, he convinces her that bald is beautiful, because he's bald and beautiful, so they shave her head right then so they can be the same...and then his mom does the same! And when he asks God to help him help Leah feel better about surgery and God answers when it comes to him to show her his scars from his surgeries (all that he'd been through with the injuries and surgeries prepared him so he could help her), and the fist bump and game face the day of the surgery. Devon's journey through life and his career, his faith in God, helped him find the inner strength and knowledge to help his daughter through everything she went through, helped her overcome and beat cancer. This is definitely a book that I'll turn to time and again, that will soon be dog-eared with all the leafing through it.
This book puts everything in perspective and shows all the struggles Devon and Leah has been through. It is a book that I'll definitely read over and over again it hit close to home about the part with Leah not enjoying IHOP and he instantly knew something was wrong. On may 31st we took our daughter to IHOP and she wasn't having it and we just blew it off after all she was only 17 months. Then just like in Devon's story June 2nd 2014 our life also changed for ever. Our daughter had to be admitted to the hospital for what ended up being a bowel obstruction due to an NF 1 tumor she had to have a 5 week stay.
There was times when we wanted to give up and while my daughter's journey isn't over. This book now has taught us to never give up the game and to keep fighting. She is only 6 but she is so proud of her scars and how far she has came. This book will always have a special place in our hearts.We have been following Devon on Instagram for a few years now and keeping them in our prayers at night. Thank you Devon and Leah for never giving up and being an inspirational to the world and our family!