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|Spread some MAGIC in honor of Reese! Reese is the daughter of Jenn Hobby Rivera and Grant Rivera|
|How exactly do you say thank you to someone who saved your child's life? This fund is our quest to do just that...|
Reese was diagnosed with Stage IV sacrococcygeal teratoma on August 13, 2016. We immediately began chemotherapy at Aflac Cancer Center at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta to shrink this germ cell tumor. The tumor was removed in November 2016 and Reese is currently under strict surveillance for any remaining signs of cancer. We are tremendously grateful to the entire team at CHOA for their expertise and loving care of our younger daughter.
To honor her fight, Reese's MaGIC Fund will support the work of Dr. Thomas Olson and Dr. Megan Durham, the leaders of her medical team. Dr. Olson established MaGIC (Malignant Germ Cell International Consortium), which includes surgeons and oncologists from six continents. Their goal is simple: create a team of doctors from around the world who can share their experience, expertise, and research to prevent and cure germ cell tumors.
Pediatric cancer research simply does not receive the money it deserves. Due to limited funding, this MaGIC team has met only one other time - at Cambridge University in England this past year. They hope to meet in Atlanta, GA in 2017 to refine their mission, continue their research and expand their network of medical experts.
Thank you for supporting this consortium of brilliant minds and making a cure that much closer to a reality.
Jenn, Grant, Reese, and Lauren