CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - People from around the world have been inspired by the story of Devon Still and his four-year-old daughter's fight against cancer.
Bengals fans have responded by ordering tremendous numbers of jerseys in an effort to support pediatric cancer research.
The Bengals announced Sunday that orders for the jersey are approaching 10,000. Sales have come in from all 50 states, as well as the United Kingdom, Canada and Austraila.
"We applaud Devon for his openness in sharing his daughter's challenging story nationwide through media and social media," said Bengals Executive Vice President Katie Blackburn. "The welfare of Devon and Leah are foremost in our minds, but we are proud and excited to be able to be a part of something that can help advance the cause of fighting childhood cancer."
According to Bengals officials, sale of the jerseys will continue through Oct. 20. On Nov. 6 at the Bengals vs. Browns game at Paul Brown Stadium, the Bengals will give a check to Cincinnati Children's for more than $1 million.
The Bengals are also absorbing the cost of 10,000 jerseys, totaling $500,000, allowing the full price of those jerseys to go to Cincinnati Children's.
"I want to thank Devon and his family for sharing their story," said Michael Fisher, president of Cincinnati Children's. "Not only has it generated international attention to the issue of pediatric cancer, but it has also served as an inspiration to many other families that are traveling a similar path."
Fisher also thanked Mike Brown, Katie Blackburn and the rest of the Bengals organization for their approach to the program as well as the many individual donors for their effort in finding new and better ways to treat pediatric cancer.