New Orleans Saints linebacker Demario Davis is sharing positive news about his daughter, Carly-Faith, who has been ba-ttling canc-er for the past seven months.
Davis announced this weekend that Carly-Faith, who is one year old, is now free of canc-er. She was diagnosed with retinobla-stoma in May, a disease that formed a tu-mor behind her left eye.
Carly-Faith ultimately needed her left eye removed and replaced by a custom prosthetic eye. Davis now tells TMZ that the prognosis for his daughter has improved greatly.
‘I’m a person that just never try to take anything for granted and to know what she’s been through, even to the point of having to lose her eye, but her body is free of canc-er,’ Davis announced.
The linebacker has frequently taken to Instagram to share details about his family, posting a message back on July 22 to celebrate Carly-Faith’s first birthday.’I can already sense the amount of extra faith God has placed inside your spirit. You will be a world-changer in many facets,’ Davis wrote.
Back on September 26, he also posted a picture of his wife and four children, writing ‘Never stop counting your blessings.’Demario Davis is married to Tamela Davis. According to Tamela’s blog, the family has four children: oldest Bailey-Grace, son Roman-Parker, daughter Summer-Joy, and Carly-Faith.
Davis also talked about how he is using his celebrity as an NFL linebacker to spread more awareness about retinobla-stoma.’ We’re able to use her story and bring awareness to a lot of families that probably wouldn’t have known about it if it wasn’t for us going through it,’ Davis said to TMZ.
According to the American Canc-er Society, retinobla-stoma is only d!agnosed in about 200 to 300 children each year, making up around 2 percent of childhood canc-er cases in the United States. Nine out of ten children d!agnosed in the United States are able to be cured of retinobla-stoma. Davis is playing his ninth season in the NFL and third with the Saints. Earlier this year, he signed a three-year, $27 million extension with the team. He previously played for the New York Jets and Cleveland Browns.
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