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ABC News’ Amy Robach Reveals She Will Work Through Chemo On ‘GMA’

Thu, December 5, 2013 12:20pm EDT by 1 Comment
Amy Robach GMA Interview Chemotherapy
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Amy, 40, is truly a fighter and an inspiration. She appeared on ‘Good Morning America’ on Dec. 5 to tell viewers that she is feeling ‘really good’ after undergoing a double mastectomy for breast cancer and will begin chemotherapy treatments on Dec. 16.

Amy Robach shockingly announced on a live GMA segment on Nov. 11 that she’d be undergoing a double mastectomy for breast cancer on Nov. 14, after having an on-air mammogram on Oct. 1. The renowned journalist has shown incredible strength since then, and sat down for a new interview on GMA to say that she would be working through 16 weeks of chemotherapy to have “something to do” each day.

ABC News’ Amy Robach Reveals She Will Work Through Chemo On ‘GMA’

“Three weeks to this day, I was in an operating room,” Amy said. “But now I’m feeling really good. Physically, I’m doing remarkably well, but mentally, it’s another challenge.”

The ABC news anchor also revealed that GMA host Robin Roberts gave her great advice to go hour-by-hour, then day-by-day, since she also underwent chemotherapy for breast cancer in 2008. “It forces you to live in the moment. If there are days where you start to let your mind wander, it’s devastating. You’re thankful to be where you are with your family and people who matter.”

The next step in her battle against breast cancer is chemotherapy on Dec. 16, and will undergo treatments for four weeks — that she will courageously work through.

“I saw Robin do it. I saw how strong you were. You give me strength. It’s important to get up and have something to do each day, even if you don’t feel great.”

Amy Robach: I ‘Sobbed Myself To Sleep’ After Double Mastectomy

“I’ll be honest: There have been a couple of nights where I’ve sobbed myself to sleep,” she told People.

However, she spent a special Thanksgiving with her family and told them that she was thankful to be alive.

“I’m really proud of my scars. Look what I did, and look what I’ve been through, and I’m still here,” she said. “I can look in the mirror and see that. And remember how strong I really am.”

We’re so inspired by Amy’s strength, and our thoughts are with her and her family during this difficult time.

— Ivy Jacobson

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