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Channel 2 Action News Anchor Jovita Moore has revealed she was diagnosed with brain cancer three months after she was diagnosed with two brain tumors.
Doctors determined the tumors were an aggressive form of brain cancer called glioblastoma.
There is no cure. Chemotherapy treatments can only slow it down.
Moore gave Channel 2 Action News permission to report her diagnosis on Thursday, July 29.
"Our girl is strong. Our girl is a fighter and she's doing great every day," WSB-TV Community and Public Affairs Director Condace Pressley said.
Moore and Pressley have been close friends for more than two decades.
Originally published on: May 10, 2021:
Jovita Moore (center) updated her Instagram page on Mother's Day as she continues to recover at home from brain surgery last month.
Moore was diagnosed with a brain tumor in April. The beloved Channel 2 Anchor and proud mom shared a family photo with her children and mom.
She captioned the image:
"Happy Mother’s Day from my family to yours! [heart emojis]. Thank you all so much for the well wishes, flowers, cards and prays as I continue my recovery at home."
Moore has said she hopes to return to the anchor desk as soon as she is fully recovered.
If you would like to share your well wishes with Jovita, please click here. If you are interested in supporting her, she asks that you donate to one of the following organizations:
Our House Atlanta
National Brain Tumor Society
Beyonce paid tribute to a late superfan by sharing an emotional video montage of her hits on social media.
Lyric Chanel lost her two-year battle with brain cancer on Friday, March 5, and Beyonce used her music to pay her respects to the 13-year-old fan, singing beautiful renditions of "Brown Skin Girl", "Love on Top", and "Halo."
"Lyric it's you/ You're the one I love/ And you're the one I need. You're the only thing I see/ Come on Lyric it's you/ You're the one that gives your all/ You're the one I can always call/ When I need you baby everything stops/ You put my love on top."
She signed off the video with a short message, saying, "I love you with all my heart."
The R&B superstar reportedly called and sang to the youngster before she passed away. Bey, 39, previously sent flowers to her teenage superfan back in September, which her family documented on social media.
The teen inspired many on Instagram with her upbeat personality despite her medical condition.
According to theGrio, Lyric often shared videos of herself singing along to her favorite Beyonce songs. Bey herself saw the videos and reached out with heartfelt messages and gifts on multiple occasions.
In October, Beyonce sent Lyric a gift box packed with coveted Ivy Park merchandise from the fall release. TheGrio reported she received the full line of clothing, shoes and accessories.
"Thank you so much @beyonce this couldn't have come at a better time," she wrote in the caption to one of the videos. "[I] just got back from the getting Chemo and look at the surprise that was waiting. I love you so much.”
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Lupita Nyong'o paid tribute to her "Queen of Katwe" co-star Nikita Pearl Waliga in a touching Instagram post on Sunday, following the announcement of the 15-year-old's tragic death from brain cancer.
The teenager died at TMR International Hospital in the Ugandan capital of Kampala on Saturday, according to a Twitter announcement from the school in Uganda where she was a student.
Waliga was first diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2016 and, after radiation therapy, she was told she was cancer-free a year later. However, another tumor was detected in 2019, WENN.com reports.
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Nikita (right) was best known for her only starring role in Queen of Katwe as Gloria, a friend of Ugandan chess prodigy Phiona Mutesi (played by Madina Nalwanga). The film also starred David Oyelowo and Lupita, who played Mutesi's mother in the Disney film.
Sharing a snap of Nikita from the movie, Lupita wrote:
"It is with great sadness that I post about the passing of Nikita Waligwa, the sweet, warm, talented girl whom I worked with on the film, Queen Of Katwe. She played Gloria with such vibrancy. In her real life she had the enormous challenge of battling brain cancer.
"My thoughts and prayers are with her family and community as they come to terms with having to say goodbye so soon. May she truly rest in piece [sic]. May it be well with her soul."
Senator John McCain (R-AZ) will be remembered with a funeral fit for a president when he is laid to rest at the U.S. Naval Academy Cemetery in Annapolis, Maryland on Saturday, Sept. 1. McCain died at his Arizona ranch on Saturday, August 25, after a long battle with brain cancer. He was 81.
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The NY Daily News reports 'Mob Wives' star Big Ang has lost her battle with stage 4 lung cancer. The 55-year-old reality TV star died Thursday morning in a hospital.
A family source stated she died from complications of pneumonia after she stopped taking cancer treatments.
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'Mob Wives' star Big Ang doesn't have long to live. The 55-year-old reality TV star is hospitalized with stage 4 lung and brain cancer. She is in constant pain and her family has created a GoFundme page to collect $25,000 to pay for cannabis oil pain medicine which isn't covered by regular insurance.
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The NY Daily News is reporting the likelihood that ABC gave former Olympian Bruce Jenner the Arthur Ashe Courage Award in exchange for his exclusive interview with Diane Sawyer.
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A terminally ill cancer patient who was diagnosed with a deadly form of brain cancer used a Oregon law to end her own life on Saturday.
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Disgraced NFL great O.J. Simpson claims he has brain cancer, and he wrote a letter begging President Obama for a pardon so he can die at home.
Simpson, 66, is serving a 33-year prison sentence in a Nevada prison for kidnapping, assault and robbery. Many believe Simpson is also paying the price for getting away with murdering his ex-wife, Nicole Simpson, and her friend, Ronald Lyle Goldman, in a fit of rage in 1994. Simpson was represented by a "dream team" of high profile lawyers including Johnnie Cochran and Robert Kardashian, Kim Kardashian's late father.
A source told The National Enquirer Simpson is undergoing "secret" tests to confirm a brain tumor. Simpson reportedly has a history of diabetes and chronic high blood pressure.
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Breast cancer survivor Sheryl Crow was diagnosed with a benign brain tumor after experiencing memory problems.
Crow, 50, said she grew concerned when she forgot the lyrics to one of her songs onstage.
"I was worried about my memory so much that I went and got an MRI. And I found out I have a brain tumour," Sheryl told Las Vegas Review-Journal.
The Grammy award winner, who was serenaded by Rihanna at a recent breast cancer benefit, told her audience "I'm 50, what can I say? My brain's gone to s--t."
Crow will not require surgery.
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