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As Jenn Hobby's baby finishes first round of chemo, she urges support for CHOA

Atlanta broadcaster Jenn Hobby's precious baby Reese is done with her first round of chemo and is home for the moment. Jenn and her husband, Grant Rivera, are grateful for all the love and support they have received since revealing Reese's diagnosis and urge people to support Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. Their open letter is below.

Photos: Jenn Hobby Rivera


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Jenn Hobby posted this sweet collection of photos to celebrate Reese's homecoming after her first round of chemo.

Jenn's open letter was posted to the Star 94.1 page:

Dear friend and Star 94.1 family member,

As Grant and I have wrestled with the reality of Reese’s cancer diagnosis, we’ve also been comforted by the incredible staff at the Aflac Cancer Center located at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (Egleston and Scottish Rite).  In our family’s darkest hour, this team of doctors, nurses, and family specialists gave us hope that our 11-month-old daughter will beat cancer.  Atlanta is so very fortunate to have some of the best pediatric doctors in the world dedicated to all better; dedicated to a world in which children don’t have cancer. To honor Reese and all the children who are enduring this brave fight, we invite you to donate to the Aflac Cancer Center at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Your donation provides a cure and, equally as important, it gives children and families hope.

I know Reese will never remember the months of hospitalizations, chemotherapy, and more generally, the toll cancer takes on a family. However, I do believe you and the Star 94.1 family can use her story of survival to put more good in the world.  As her mom, I want her to know that she inspired our entire city to beat pediatric cancer.

Thank you for believing in Reese and her legacy…

With love,

Jenn and Grant

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