ATLANTA — Metro Atlanta is rooting on Channel 2′s Jovita Moore in a big way as she recovers from surgery for a brain tumor.
In addition to the thousands of messages of support Moore has gotten on social media, a building downtown is now shouting support from the rooftop -- literally.
Starting at midnight on Saturday morning, the day after Moore’s surgery and continuing to be displayed for 24 hours is a banner that reads “ATLANTA LOVES YOU, JOVITA!” on the Georgia’s Own Credit Union sign atop 100 Peachtree.
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This is only the third time the company has requested emergency approval to change the sign context, which is usually approved a month in advance.
“The other two were for tributes to Hank Aaron and Kobe Bryant, so it’s a real testament to how the community feels about Jovita that we got this done!” officials said.
Moore announced her health battle earlier this week. Her surgery Friday went well and doctors say she is a model patient.
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Her neurosurgeon Dr. Edjah Nduom said he and his team are crafting a plan of action.
“I can tell you Jovita is upbeat, optimistic and feels surrounded by love. All of those things feed into someone being in a good place to recover. People who are functioning very well at a time they’re faced with this tend to do better,” Nduom said.
Recovery from the surgery will last 8-10 weeks and we will keep you updated on her progress on Channel 2 Action News at WSBTV.com
“I think it’s gonna be home for a few weeks at least after surgery. Not sure when I’ll be back on air but when I’m able, I will be,” she said.
Jovita said she has been overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and support from the community. She asked for prayers to continue as she begins the next step of this fight.
“I know we have great viewers. I know that the prayer warriors are gonna be at work,” Jovita said. “I just felt like it was something I needed to share. I didn’t want to just disappear from air for a couple of months and I 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’re gonna bring it.”
If you would like to share your well wishes with her, please visit this page. Jovita will not be accepting gifts or flowers. If you are interested in supporting her, she asks that you donate to one of the following organizations: