Nov 2, 2013; Jacksonville, FL, USA; A Georgia Bulldogs helmet sits on the sideline during the first half of the game against the Florida Gators at EverBank Field. Mandatory Credit: Rob Foldy-USA TODAY Sports

Georgia Bulldogs assistant coach’s daughter is cancer free


There is some great news for the Georgia Bulldogs football program that goes far beyond the football field. Inside linebackers coach Kirk Olivadotti has a six-year-old daughter that was dealing with a two-and-a-half year battle with leukemia and now the coach and his family have learned that his daughter, Kasyn, is cancer free.

“She had a surgery on Friday and that should hopefully be the last surgery that we’ve got. So far, we’re declaring victory right now,” Olivadotti said, via The Telegraph. “So she’s cancer-free, and we’re very, very excited about it. She’s on the mend right now from that last thing and hopefully everything will be all right.”

The Bulldogs coaching staff and players had been supporting Olivadotti’s family with “KASYN CARES” wristbands throughout her battle and the support has meant the world for the entire Olivadotti family.

“It’s almost one of those things where I don’t remember life before it as much,” Olivadotti said. “It’s one of those kind of moments. There’s been a lot of things that have happened, good and bad, in the whole thing. But at the end of the day it’s happened to us, and it’s our experience, and we still have her, and we’re very happy about that.

“If there’s one thing, I married the right lady, and I know that.”

It is great news and we are happy to hear Kasyn is now cancer free. Let’s all hope that she can move forward living a full and healthy life.

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