Just a day before Robin will return to her anchor post at ‘Good Morning America’, the brave woman shared with her Twitter followers what she relied on to get herself through her MDS treatment on Feb. 19. Read on for her inspiring words.
When Robin Roberts was diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome in June of 2012, the disease sidelined the news anchor from her daily routine at ABC’s Good Morning America. She took leave of the show on Aug. 30, 2012 to begin treatment, which included a bone marrow transplant. On Feb. 7, the show’s website proudly announced that the 52-year-old journalist will return to the fold on Feb. 20. One day before her turn, she took to Twitter to reveal what, exactly, it was that helped comfort Robin most during her treatment.
On Feb. 19, a fan using the handle @cantfiggeritout tweeted a question to Robin, asking, “What comforted you most? Faith in a Higher Power or friends and family?” Robin replied, “Faith, family and friends….”
Robin Roberts Announces Return To GMA
Back in mid-January, Robin announced she would be returning to the show during the month of February, without a start date. On the Jan. 14 episode of the show, she spoke about her plan to get herself ready for her return.
“I have to get back on GMA time,” she said “One thing I have not missed is that alarm clock. Next week, my doctors have me doing what I’m calling a dry run. I’ll get up, go to the studio. I’ll have makeup and hair. Well, makeup. We’ll talk about the hair later.”
Robin’s Thank You Message To Fans
On Feb. 7, Robin shared a note, saying, “[I'm] excited to re-join my wonderful ‘GMA’ family. I’m also looking forward to thanking YOU…for your many prayers and well wishes. Your compassion has been an enormous source of comfort to me and my family.”
She added that she’s “heading to the beach for the next week to reflect and give thanks for my many blessings.”
Are you excited for Robin’s return to GMA, HollywoodLifers?
– Billy Nilles
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