ATLANTA - Jenn Hobby’s 1-year-old daughter battling cancer is set to undergo surgery Monday.
Hobby, of Star 94.1’s "The Jeff & Jenn Show,” announced in August her youngest daughter, Reese, had been diagnosed with cancer after doctors discovered a plum-sized, solid mass tumor in her abdomen. Reese immediately started chemotherapy at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta’s Aflac Cancer Center.
Reese completed her fourth and final round of chemo last month and at an appointment several weeks ago, doctors said her blood counts looked great and she was ready for surgery.
“The finish line is in sight and we’re so encouraged and so grateful,” Hobby said on the air the week before last.
Hobby, fighting back tears, told listeners as they left Reese’s clinic visit, Rachel Platten’s “Fight Song” started playing on the radio as soon as they got in the car.
“It was just tears, streaming down my face as we were leaving,” Hobby said. “She’s our little fighter.”
The longtime Atlanta radio personality said as the song played she could see her daughter well again.
“It was a really emotional day,” she said.
Reese is scheduled to have the tumor removed sometime on Monday.
Ahead of surgery, Hobby spent time with family during the Thanksgiving holiday. On Saturday, she shared a video of Reese hitting a major milestone.
"And... we are walking!" Hobby said. "Go Reese go!"