Robin Roberts announced today that she is facing yet another health scare. She has a rare bone-marrow disease and will have to undergo a bone marrow transplant.
After battling and surviving breast cancer GMA’s Roberts is in yet another fight for her life. The anchor shared the news this morning that she is in fact suffering from myelodysplastic syndrome or MDS, which is a disease of the blood and bone marrow. Along with having to begin chemotherapy immediately she will have to have a bone marrow transplant. Thankfully her sister is an exact match. The procedure will likely take place later this year. Robin released this statement about her diagnosis.
“My doctors tell me I’m going to beat this – and I know it’s true. If you Google MDS, you may find some scary stuff, including statistics that my doctors insist don’t apply to me. They say I’m younger and fitter than most people who confront this disease and will be cured.”
Although she will no doubt miss a decent amount of time from Good Morning America when the transplant takes place Roberts is hoping to continue her GMA duties full time until the transplant takes place. As she did when battling breast cancer Robin asked viewers for their prayers and she will get them.
I watched the announcement this morning and I have to say I have such respect for Robin Roberts. She handled the delivery of the news like a pro and remained positive even though the situation seems dire and you know what it kind of is. However as Robin said she is going to stay positive and the positive support of viewers will help. That being said I say here is hoping all goes well on her way to beating this rare disease.
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