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Robin Roberts: I'm Starting Life with a Clean Slate | Robin Roberts

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Robin Roberts: I'm Starting Life with a Clean Slate

Originally posted 11/20/2012 09:40AM

A recent visit to the hospital for a "tune-up" took an emotional toll, but Good Morning America host Robin Roberts says she has a lot to be thankful for as she continues to recover from a Sept. 20 bone marrow transplant.

"It's a journey that kind of zigzags, and there are complications and things like that, but I feel good. I feel stronger every day," she told her sister and donor, Sally-Ann Roberts, in a segment that aired on WWL-TV Eyewitness News in New Orleans Monday and on GMA Tuesday.

Since being diagnosed with a rare blood disorder, myelodysplastic syndrome, Roberts says the love and support from friends, family and fans is very much appreciated.

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Robin Roberts Returns Home After Week in Hospital with a Virus | Robin Roberts

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Robin Roberts Returns Home After Week in Hospital with a Virus

Originally posted 11/19/2012 09:05AM

After spending a week in the hospital for a "tune up," Robin Roberts is as positive as ever.

In a message to fans, the Good Morning America host, 51, says she's back at home after being treated for a latent virus that had not responded to medication.

"Our immune systems usually take care of a virus like this ... but mine is only 59 days old," Roberts, who had a bone marrow transplant on Sept. 20, wrote in a post called "Home Sweet Home: Part II."

Roberts, who had undergone breast cancer treatment five years ago, was diagnosed this year with a rare blood disorder, myelodysplastic syndrome.

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Robin Roberts Goes Home from Hospital | Robin Roberts

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Robin Roberts Goes Home from Hospital

Originally posted 10/11/2012 08:40AM

She began making plans to go home right after her bone-marrow transplant last month. Now, Robin Roberts has her cherished wish.

"There's no place like home. After 30 days in the hospital I'm home," the Good Morning America anchor wrote Thursday on Twitter. "Praise God from whom all blessings flow. Thank YOU and bless YOU. XO."

Roberts, 51, who is being treated for a rare blood disorder called myelodysplastic syndrome, says she feels good, but there is still a long road ahead.

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Sam Champion Thanks Fans for 'Amazing Response' to His Engagement

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Sam Champion Thanks Fans for 'Amazing Response' to His Engagement

Originally posted 10/08/2012 12:00PM

Good Morning America weather anchor Sam Champion basked in the news about his wedding engagement on Monday's program, and thanked viewers and ABC News colleagues for their congratulations.

"The amazing response from folks all over the country was just incredible for us," said Champion, whose engagement to his boyfriend, fine-arts photographer Rubem Robierb, was announced on Friday.

"I thank you," Champion, 51, said on the air. (To The New York Times he said, "We're getting married New Year's Eve in Miami," after they legally wed in New York State.)

Describing the overwhelming reaction he's received both in person and through social media, Champion said, "I felt like we lived in a small town. … I was born in Paducah, Kentucky, and to me that's exactly what it felt like. We walked out on the street and everyone was like, 'Hey, congratulations.' "

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Robin Roberts: My Blood Counts Are Great! | Robin Roberts

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Robin Roberts: My Blood Counts Are Great!

Originally posted 10/04/2012 02:00PM

Thanksgiving has come six weeks early for Robin Roberts, after her Sept. 20 bone-marrow transplant to treat her rare blood disorder, myelodysplastic syndrome.

In a message posted Thursday on the ABC News blog, the Good Morning America anchor, 51, whose leave of absence from the show started Sept. 1, delivers a positive update on her medical progress, and expresses her heartfelt thanks for all the support she continues to receive.

Here, in full, is her message:

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Doctor: Robin Roberts 'Energized' After Bone Marrow Transplant | Robin Roberts

Robin Roberts 'Energized,' Wants to Go Home After Transplant, Says Doctor

Originally posted 09/21/2012 10:30AM

The doctor for Good Morning America host Robin Roberts said Friday that her star patient was "energized" after a five-minute bone marrow transplant on Thursday and was now being monitored for signs of recovery.

Dr. Gail Roboz, speaking on GMA, said Roberts, in characteristic fighting fashion, had already sent her an email message saying she "wanted to go home!"

But, the oncologist, who called Roberts, 51, "a powerhouse," noted that the next 7-10 days were crucial for the injected stem cells, donated by Roberts's sister Sally-Ann, to grow properly, ridding her of the rare blood disorder, myelodysplastic syndrome.

"It's not instant," Roboz told show host George Stephanopoulos. "Rebuilding ... takes weeks to months," with a goal of leaving the hospital in about 30 days.

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Robin Roberts's Bone-Marrow Transplant Day Is Here | Robin Roberts

Robin Roberts's Bone-Marrow Transplant Day Is Here

Originally posted 09/20/2012 08:10AM

Thursday is Robin Roberts's new birthday. It is the day she is receiving her bone-marrow transplant.

The TV anchor, 51, also delivered a taped message from her New York hospital bed, which was shown on Thursday's Good Morning America during a segment about her medical journey to treat her rare blood disorder, myelodysplastic syndrome.

Wearing a bright pink baseball cap, Roberts, who's had eight days of intense chemotherapy during her 11 days in the hospital, said: "This journey is as much about the mind as it is the body. Your thoughts … are so powerful. You’ve got to change the way you think in order to change the way you feel. And let me just say this lastly, I feel the love and I thank you for it. Thank you."

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Robin Roberts: My Body Is Weak, But My Mind Is Strong | Robin Roberts

Robin Roberts Blogs: My Body Is Weak, But My Mind Is Strong

Originally posted 09/18/2012 02:05PM

Robin Roberts is doing her best to stay strong.

With just one more day of chemotherapy until a day of rest leading up to Thursday morning's bone-marrow transplant, the Good Morning America anchor, 51, is maintaining a positive outlook.

"The start of last week went well, but the daily chemo/treatment caught up to me by the weekend," she wrote in her Robin's Journey blog on Tuesday. "My body is so weak, but not my mind. YOU give me the courage to keep going."

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Robin Roberts Resting at Home Before Bone-Marrow Transplant | Robin Roberts

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Robin Roberts Resting at Home Before Bone-Marrow Transplant

Originally posted 09/07/2012 09:10AM

Robin Roberts has some doctor's orders that most patients would love to hear.

"Doctors orders to put on a lil weight ... that's a first," the Good Morning America anchor, currently on extended medical leave to treat her myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), Tweeted – a week after she said a temporary goodbye to viewers on the ABC morning show.

Roberts, 51, also said in her Tweet: "Back home in NYC. Will rest a few days ... Transplant now sched for next week. Onward."

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Backstreet Boys Reunite for First Time Since 2006

Backstreet Boys Reunite for First Time Since 2006

Originally posted 08/31/2012 10:35AM

Backstreet is back!

For the first time in six years, all five Backstreet Boys – Nick Carter, Brian Littrell, Howie Dorough, A.J. McLean, Kevin Richardson – reunited professionally, for Friday's Good Morning America Summer Concert series in New York's Central Park.

Band member Richardson, 40, who recently rejoined the group three months ago after quitting in 2006, told the legions of cheering fans, "I'm a person that follows my heart and gut, and my heart said this is the time."

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