- Just five months after a bone marrow transplant, Robin Roberts returned to the Good Morning America anchor desk this morning. Roberts was treated for a rare blood condition, myelodysplastic syndrome, also known as MDS.
- She has used weight training and yoga to regain her strength and progress her recovery. “I love how much stronger I feel,” she said.
- Earlier this month, Roberts’ doctors gave her an all-clear, indicating tests showed no sign of the condition and that she could return to work. To aid in that transition, ABC staff took voluntary flu shots.
- Roberts is working closely with her doctors to ensure she doesn’t overdo it and they will decide together how many days a week she’ll be able to resume working on GMA.
- Roberts beat breast cancer just five years ago.
- Tune in to 20/20 this Friday for a one-hour special interview with Roberts as she takes viewers behind her inspiring story.
Truly is the dawn of a new day…
— Robin Roberts (@RobinRoberts) February 20, 2013
She’s back!!!!! twitter.com/DrRichardBesse…
— Richard Besser (@DrRichardBesser) February 20, 2013
— Barbara Fedida (@BarbaraFedida) February 20, 2013
The studio is alive with energy this morning! #WelcomeBackRobin
— Good Morning America (@GMA) February 20, 2013
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