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Originally posted 08/28/2013 08:30AM
What a difference a year makes.
As the first anniversary of her bone-marrow transplant approaches on Sept. 20, Robin Roberts is thisclose to being her old self.
Referring to her turbulent yet ultimately triumphant recovery process, the Good Morning America anchor, 52, told PEOPLE, "I'm really at peace now. I'm not as frightened. I feel 90 percent of myself again, and that's a great feeling."
Originally posted 05/08/2013 03:15PM
Robin Roberts's fans always worry about her when she's off-screen too long (just check out her Twitter), but the Good Morning America anchor says people needn't be concerned.
"I feel great. I feel the best I've felt in a long time – and I mean that sincerely," Roberts told PEOPLE Monday at the 12th Annual Women Who Care Luncheon benefiting United Cerebral Palsy of New York City.
Roberts, rocking tight black leather pants and spiked heels at the luncheon to celebrate women's accomplishments, took Thursday and Friday off last week on the heels of a brief hospitalization in April. But taking care of herself has worked wonders, she says.
Originally posted 04/18/2013 09:35AM
Robin Roberts hit a bump on her road to recovery last week, but says she's feeling better after a brief hospital stay.
The Good Morning America anchor fell ill while on vacation in Key West, Fla., she told fans in a Facebook post Thursday morning.
"I began not to feel well. Nothing serious, just under the weather," she writes. "I contacted my doctors and flew back to NYC. They felt it best to admit me into the hospital for a few days. Seems my young immune system needed a little boost to fight off 'opportunistic infections.' "
Originally posted 03/14/2013 07:05AM
Last year was certainly a whirlwind for Good Morning America's Robin Roberts.
The morning-show anchor received a bone marrow transplant to treat a rare blood disorder, and just five months later returned to the air.
Roberts, who opened up about her experience in a PEOPLE cover story, will now be honored by fashion icon Diane Von Furstenberg at the fourth annual DVF Awards at the United Nations on April 5.
Furstenberg, with co-host Tina Brown of Newsweek and The Daily Beast, will present Roberts with the Lifetime Leadership Award.
Originally posted 02/21/2013 03:45PM
In her PEOPLE.com blog, Diem Brown, the Real World/Road Rules Challenge contestant recently diagnosed with ovarian cancer for the second time, opens up about her desire for a child and the ups and downs of cancer and fertility procedures.
First and foremost, I feel so blessed to have been able to share my crazy journey and hear your personal experiences on this PEOPLE.com blog.
Although I won't be posting a blog as often going forward, I am so excited to be able to keep writing and posting blogs here when big things happen in my life and/or when I hear or see something that I think y'all would love to start a conversation about. Please Tweet me at @DiemBrown if you ever have any suggestions or think of a topic that you would like to throw out there!
Originally posted 02/20/2013 07:50AM
A standing ovation from her crew greeted Robin Roberts at the door of the ABC Times Square studio of Good Morning America, even before the sun rose Wednesday – exactly five months after the anchor had a bone marrow transplant to treat myelodysplastic syndrome, or MDS, a rare blood disorder.
Outside, in the street, a crowd of fans had already gathered with placards, banners and even an ebullient fellow from Dallas waving what he called the world's largest wristband, hailing his heroine. It read, "Welcome Back Robin."
Once the show hit the air, Roberts, with her colleagues surrounding her, looked into the camera, broke into a great big smile, and announced: "Hi, it's Robin. I've been waiting 174 days to do this: Good Morning America!"
Originally posted 02/16/2013 09:00AM
Sitting in a white fluffy bathrobe in front of her bathroom mirror, Robin Roberts – still recuperating from a bone marrow transplant just five months earlier – seems at ease with her striking reflection. Just as she was after battling breast cancer in 2007, Roberts is once again bald, but this time she's skipping the wig.
"Whatever," the Good Morning America anchor says with a shrug. "I'm thankful I have a pretty-good-shaped head." And the 30 lbs. she's lost from her 5'10" frame during her month-long hospital stay? "It's been hard to put back on, a first in my life," she admits. "But I gained a pound last week in New Orleans. Woo-hoo!"
And when Charlie Gibson, an old friend and former GMA cohort, drops by her Manhattan apartment and asks how she is, she replies as if nothing eventful has happened: "I'm good. How are you?" she says casually. "No, I wasn't being polite," Gibson replies. "I really want to know, 'How are you?' "
Originally posted 02/13/2013 07:00AM
In an exclusive interview, Good Morning America's Robin Roberts reveals for the first time that there was a point after her September bone marrow transplant, "where I felt like I was dying."
It was a few days after Roberts, 52, underwent the transplant for a rare blood and bone marrow disorder called myelodysplastic syndrome. "I couldn't eat or drink," she says. "I couldn’t even get out of bed."
Fading in and out of consciousness, Roberts recalls, "I was in a coma-like state. I truly felt I was slipping away … then I kept hearing my name."
Originally posted 02/07/2013 08:10AM
Two more weeks, and her comeback will be complete.
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.
Originally posted 01/24/2013 09:50AM
Making good on her promise to practice a series of dry-runs at the Good Morning America studio in anticipation of returning to her anchoring chores sometime next month, Robin Roberts – and her alarm clock – got a healthy workout Thursday morning.
Roberts showed up at the studio at 5 a.m. after waking at 3:45 a.m., reports ABC, heralding the visit, which was Roberts's first since undergoing a bone marrow transplant Sept. 20.
Her last appearance at the anchors' desk had been Aug. 30, though she has appeared live from her hospital room and her New York City apartment since.
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