Monday, July 25, 2011

Kasyn’s Fight

Dawgs inside linebacker coach Kirk Olivadotti has had more on his mind than football for the past month. His daughter, four year old Kasyn, has been battling leukemia since the middle of June at Atlanta’s Egleston Children's Hospital.

Olivadotti was the longest tenured defensive assistant with the Washington Redskins when he accepted the offer from Coach Mark Richt to join the staff in February. He is the son of long time NFL defensive coach Tom Olivadotti and had been with the Redskins for 11 years.

The Olivadotti’s had just moved into their home in the Athens area when they were given the devastating news about Kasyn’s illness. Fate seemed to smile in the face of sorrow though as they soon discovered that the doctors and staff at the Egleston Children's Hospital were more prepared to face the challenge before them than any other hospital in the world.

Kasyn has been receiving chemotherapy since the diagnosis and with the early detection and treatment the survival rate is over 90% for children her age.

Football is just a game, this is the fight the Dawg Nation wants to win.

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