ATLANTA - It has been one year since Jenn Hobby's daughter was first diagnosed with cancer, and the longtime Atlanta radio personality says her little girl is doing great.
Reese, who turns 2 in September, has been cancer-free for about seven months. Judging by her contagious smile, you'd never know that she even ever battled the awful disease.
Last August, doctors discovered a plum-sized, solid mass tumor in Reese's abdomen, on the base of her spine. Just 11-months-old at the time, Reese immediately started chemotherapy at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta's Aflac Cancer Center at Egleston.
"August 13, 2016," Hobby said on Facebook last year. "It is the day that Reese and our family started to beat cancer."
After four rounds of chemotherapy and a successful surgery, Hobby's "lil fighter" was able to walk out of the hospital tumor-free, just in time for Christmas. Then, on January 20, Hobby announced Reese was no longer showing signs of cancer.
Now, one year after her initial diagnosis, Reese is an active toddler who's been staying busy this summer.
"She is ready to go back to school, talking and saying new words every day, and keeping up with her big sis on the playground!" Hobby told FOX 5's Katie Muse.
Hobby has been sharing photos of Reese and her family all summer long. Some of their summer fun has included visiting the top of Stone Mountain, riding ponies at Lake Lanier Stables, cheering on the Braves at the new SunTrust Park stadium and soaking up the sun at the pool.
"She is healthy, growing and strong, but she is still under strict surveillance," Hobby said, stating Reese's type of tumor can return, usually in the first two to three years following treatment.
Hobby said doctors will continue testing Reese's blood monthly, and she'll have regular MRIs to watch the site on her spine where the tumor was.
"We are continually grateful for the doctors and nurses at CHOA who care so deeply for her health. And we are grateful to the Jeff & Jenn Show family of listeners who are so encouraging and supportive! We always want to show support to other families who are currently fighting this disease."
Hobby and her husband, Grant Rivera, have raised nearly $45,000 for CHOA's Aflac Cancer Center through Reese's MaGIC fund.
"We want every parent to hear those awesome words we heard in January, 'No residual signs of tumor!' and 'Clear scans!'" Hobby said.
If you would like to donate toward Reese's MaGIC fund, click here.