Devon Still makes no excuses. After overcoming a childhood of poverty, multiple major sports-related injuries throughout college, and his child’s battle with cancer, the former NFL Defensive End joins Liz Claman to discuss how he continued to fight on.

Devon details how he managed to overcome each obstacle thrown his way, relying heavily on his faith when his daughter was diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma, which later sparked the inspiration for the Still Strong Foundation. He later emphasizes the importance of learning to accept failure but not defeat, and how this mantra led him to the NFL, an Ivy league master’s degree, and becoming a dedicated husband and father.

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