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Robin Roberts: ‘My Body Is So Weak, But Not My Mind’

Tue, September 18, 2012 3:08pm EDT by Billy Nilles 4 Comments
Robin Roberts MDS
Pacific Coast News

Robin has written on her blog about how she doing her best to keep a positive outlook as she prepares for her bone-marrow transplant on Thursday, Sept. 20! Read on for all the details.

Robin Roberts is preparing for a big bone-marrow transplant to treat her Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS), and she’s taken to her blog to share with her fans how she’s doing her best to stay strong.

The Good Morning America anchor, 51, who took an extended medical leave on Aug. 30 to begin chemotherapy treatment, wrote on her Robin’s Journey blog, “The start of last week went well, but the daily chemo/treatment caught up to me by the weekend,” on Tuesday, Sept. 18. She continued, “My body is so weak, but not my mind. YOU give me the courage to keep going.”

“Last Sunday, to lift my spirits, I threw a little party at my apartment for my ‘GMA’ family,” Robin continued. “The next morning, I walked through the hospital doors, with my guardian angels – mom & dad – back together and blazing a trail ahead of me.” Robin lost her 88-year-old mother, Lucimarian Tolliver Roberts, shortly after taking her medical leave.

Robin’s bone-marrow transplant is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 20. She will be receiving the transplant from her sister, Sally-Ann Roberts. We wish Robin all the best as she undergoes her treatment.

–Billy Nilles

More on Robin Roberts’ MDS Treatment:

  1. Robin Roberts Announces Final Day On ‘GMA’ — Taking Medical Leave For MDS Treatment
  2. Robin Roberts Leaving ‘Good Morning America’ For Bone-Marrow Transplant/a>
  3. Robin Roberts’ MDS — Incredible Courage Facing Illness Is Inspirational