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So Sad! Bengals Player Devon Still's Daughter Leah's Cancer Hits A 'Pretty Serious Complication'

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Defensive end Devon Still of the Cincinnati Bengals has been by his 5-year-old daughter Leah's side the entire time as she has battled stage 4 neuroblastoma, a serious type of cancer where she was initially given a 50% chance of survival.

Leah has bravely been able to leave the hospital to see his games, Ellen DeGeneres has gotten in on the act to help the Still family, and opposing cheerleaders have even shown their support!

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Now, though, Still has announced on Instagram that his daughter's cancer has "hit a pretty serious complication."

Still wrote:

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So Sweet! A Hooters Waitress Donated Her Kidney To A Restaurant Regular!

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A Hooters waitress from Georgia generously gave a kidney to a customer in need.

Talk about stellar service!

Mariana Villarreal is a server at the Hooters in Roswell, Georgia, where customr Don Thomas is a familiar face.

But now, their relationship goes far beyond the typical bond between a waitress and a restaurant regular.

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When Mariana found out the longtime customer had lost both his kidneys to cancer, she graciously gave up one of her own. And despite Don's dedication to this particular Hooters, he admits that he wasn't that familiar with her:

"Mariana had only been here a short time. I just barely knew her when she made the offer."

Then why would she donate such a vital organ to someone she didn't really know? For the young waitress, the thought process was simple:

"I said, 'Well I have two kidneys, do you want one of mine?'"

But even though the two were barely acquaintances, Mariana's decision to donate had a deeper meaning, since her grandmother had recently passed away due to kidney failure:

"I wasn't able to do anything for my grandma. If Don can live two more years, happy as he's ever been, that's fine with me. That's not up to me. I did my part, now it's God's turn to keep him alive."

The two went under the knife on Friday, and according the hospital report, both Mariana and Don are recovering just fine. And, doctors have said that you can live your entirely life completely normally with only one kidney.

Mariana's generosity certainly brings new meaning to putting the customer first!

[Image via NBC.]

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These High School Seniors Just Gave Up Their Class Trip To Help Fund Their Principal's Cancer Treatment!

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You're definitely not going to be able to sit through this without crying!

At the end of last week, high school principal Courtney Vashaw had the unfortunate duty of revealing her cancer diagnosis to her students.

And while having to share that news must have been heartbreaking for everyone involved, the senior class at the Profile School in Bethlehem, New Hampshire decided to do something a bit more heartwarming for their principal.

On Wednesday, the seniors selflessly announced that they were going to forgo their class trip and instead donate the $8,000 raised to Courtney's cancer treatment!

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Courtney had been with the school for seven years but we bet that was probably the best day she's had there!

The senior class says that Courtney has touched every single one of them and voted unanimously to help their administrator — and they plan on doing even more fundraising in the near future.

Ch-ch-check out the most inspiring thing you'll see all day (below)!!!

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Kim Richards' Ex-Husband Can't Make Their Daughter's Wedding Because Of His Terminal Cancer — Read His Emotional Explanation

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Kim Richards' ex is going to have to miss his daughter's wedding

So sad!

Kim Richards might have been able to leave rehab to attend her daughter's wedding this coming Saturday, but doctor's orders are a lot harder to get around when you're dealing with terminal cancer.

The Real Housewives star's ex revealed on Friday that he won't be able to make it to his daughter Brooke's wedding, captioning this sweet snap (above):

"My daughter is getting married on Saturday, her dream wedding on the beaches of Cabo. Everyone left this morning but unfortunately for me for health reasons I wasn't able to attend."

While he won't see the celebration between Brooke and her fiancé, Thayer Wiederhorn, he did have the opportunity to walk his little girl down the aisle.

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Brooke's aunt, Kathy Hilton, held a ceremony in her home last August so Monty could hand her off to her betrothed.

Kim's ex continues, explaining how grateful he is that he even got that opportunity, and how he's lucky to be alive even today, saying:

"I've still been blessed that I was able to walk her down the aisle in August. As everyone knows last May I was given a few months to live, but guess what I'm a fighter and its a year later, still not giving up."

But, he says his "prayers have been answered," since his daughter is getting her dream wedding, thanks to funding from the Fatburger family.

He also hinted that he might throw caution to the wind, and just make a shocking appearance anyway, confessing:

"I know I'm crazy but I do have a private plane at my disposal and might surprise everyone if I show up Sat. I don't think my dr would like that but I can be stubborn sometimes."

We can't tell if he's joking or not, but whatever he chooses to do, we hope it's the best decision for his health!

See the full caption (below):

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Meghan Trainor Meeting A Sick Fan Is Just About The Cutest Thing You'll See All Day!

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If you weren't already #TeamMeghan, you're about to be!

Meghan Trainor exploded into super stardom in 2014 when her hit single All About That Bass went No. 1 in 19 countries… but for one her fans, Meghan was already the No. 1 artist in the entire world.

That's because five-year-old Isabella Harvey loves the 21-year-old so much, that she just might be the biggest Trainee out there.

You see, Isabella was unfortunately diagnosed with Leukemia in January 2013 with a relapse again in September 2014, but credits her high spirits to Meghan's uplifting music.

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Whenever Isabella has to go to the hospital or spend days in bed, she occupies her time by watching Meghan on TV or listening to Title on repeat.

Well, it seems as though Meghan was touched by Isabella's unwavering support, because she surprised her biggest fan with a concert and even got to meet her in-person!

Ch-ch-check out the heartwarming story (below)!!!

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The Batkid Begins Trailer Is So Heartwarming It Would Even Make The Joker Tear Up! Watch Here!

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Na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na BATKID!!!

In 2013, Miles Scott made headlines when he put on a cowl and cape to become a mini Dark Knight and fight crime throughout San Francisco!

After battling leukemia, the superhero fanatic was able to live his dream and fight crime alongside Batman. Through Make-a-Wish foundation, San Francisco was transformed into Gotham city and thousands rallied to support the newest hero — Batkid!

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And now we get to re-live it all!

Dana Nachman's documentary Batkid Begins chronicles a behind-the-scenes look at what it took to pull the event together, and just how impactful it became.

The cancer survivor was able to fight criminals played by actors, got to drive the Batmobile with a police escort, and save the day in what would become a social media phenomenon!

Check out the heartwarming trailer (above) and go see Batkid Begins in select theaters June 26!

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