Atlanta news anchor Jovita Moore has been diagnosed with an incurable form of brain cancer, her station, Channel 2 Action News, shared Thursday.
The 53-year-old Moore has glioblastoma, an aggressive form of cancer that can affect the brain or spinal cord. Her doctors have said that there is no cure, but she will undergo radiation and chemotherapy to slow down the cancer’s progress.
Moore, a mom to three kids, had shared in April that she was undergoing surgery after doctors discovered two masses on her brain, which they now know are cancer.
Channel 2 Action News said that Moore “has felt the love and prayers” that she’s received in the last few months after sharing her ordeal, and “is grateful for all the support and asks that you stay positive as she continues to focus on her health, her treatments and her family.”
“Jovita is tough and ready for this fight,” they said.
The Emmy-winning news anchor has been with the station since 1998, and her longtime coworker and friend Condace Pressley, the station’s community and public affairs director, said that the anchor is keeping her head up.
“Our girl is strong,” Pressley said. “Our girl is a fighter and she’s doing great every day.”
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SOURCE: PEOPLE, Julie Mazziotta