ATLANTA – For two decades, Atlanta families have relied on Jovita Moore for news and information, and now the Channel 2 Action News family is asking Atlanta to support Jovita.
Jovita will undergo surgery on Friday after doctors discovered two small masses in her brain.
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Jovita underwent an MRI after noticing symptoms Monday afternoon. Just before going on the air on Monday, Jovita told Channel 2’s Justin Farmer that she wasn’t feeling very well.
“I was very concerned why all of a sudden I would become forgetful, disoriented and just not feeling. I feel like I’m in a fog and really wanting to get out of that fog, ”Jovita said.
Later that night, as she walked through the grocery store parking lot, she realized it was more than just not feeling well.
“It was a blessing in disguise that I almost fainted when I walked into Publix,” Jovita said. “I was walking. I remember walking across the parking lot and feeling like I wasn’t going to make it to the door. It was almost like walking in quicksand.”
A scan of his brain revealed two small masses.
“It is significant. It will be a lot. Two small tumors get closer to each other and have to disappear, ”said Jovita. “We had to start having a conversation about what that was and what it meant.”
His neurosurgeon, Dr. Edjah Nduom, said the prognosis is still unclear and that he and his team are working out a plan of action. They will know much more after surgery on Friday.
“We honestly don’t know yet,” Nduom said. “I can tell you that Jovita is cheerful, optimistic and feels surrounded by love. All of those things feed someone who is in a good place to recover. People who perform very well at a time when they are faced with this tend to do better. “
Jovita is currently surrounded by her family as she prepares to undergo surgery on Friday morning. Recovery from surgery will last 8-10 weeks and we will keep you posted on your progress on Channel 2 Action News at WSBTV.com.
“I think he will be home for a few weeks at least after the surgery. I’m not sure when I’ll be back on the air, but when I can, I will be, ”she said.
Jovita asked the community to pray as this fight started.
“I know we have great viewers. I know the prayer warriors will be at work, ”Jovita said. “I just felt like it was something I needed to share. He didn’t want to just disappear off the air for a couple of months and he wanted people to know what was going on. Also, I want to feel that energy, that outpouring and that support as well. I know they are going to bring it ”.
If you want to share your good wishes with her, visit this page. Jovita will not accept gifts or flowers. If you are interested in supporting her, she asks you to donate to the National Brain Tumor Society.