Robin Roberts Returning to GMA Feb. 20
02/07/2013 AT 08:10 AM EST
Robin Roberts will return to the Good Morning America anchor desk on Feb. 20, exactly five months after she had a bone marrow transplant to treat myelodysplastic syndrome, or MDS, a rare blood disorder.
Those months have been a struggle for Roberts, 52, but the pain is about to turn to celebration.
"I cannot wait to return to my GMA family," Roberts told ABC News.
"It's going to be an incredible morning in Times Square. The overwhelming thoughts and prayers of the viewers have played a major part in getting me here today. I cannot thank everyone enough."
Roberts recently received the all-clear from her doctors, as tests have shown no abnormalities and she has continued to gain strength. She has already been back in the studio, doing a series of dry runs before her official return.
Roberts also looked forward to her comeback in a blog post. "Hallelujah!" she writes. "I'm heading to the beach for the next week to reflect and give thanks for my many blessings."
A special edition of 20/20 on Feb. 22 will offer a behind-the-scenes look at Roberts's experience and those who have been inspired by her example.