New Orleans Saints linebacker Demario Davis says daughter is cancer-free, 'just normal visits from here on out' (1 Viewer)


By John DeShazier | Senior Writer -

Forget about football, which New Orleans Saints linebacker Demario Davis routinely does as he segues between husband, father and activist.

It was the husband and father roles – the family role – that had Davis all smiles Thursday, as he provided the latest update on his year-old daughter, Carly-Faith. Carly-Faith was diagnosed with an eye tumor, retinoblastoma, and had her left eye removed in May.

Davis, the Saints' All-Pro linebacker, detailed the difficulty – and the latest triumph – during his news conference with local media.

"Going through something like that when it's any of your children, especially your youngest child, is tough and challenging," he said. "I don't wish that on any parent. But also, know there are many parents that are going through it. It's unbelievable news. It was hard. We just put our faith in God and we made it through.

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