Robin Roberts Has Her Bone Marrow Transplant Today
Robin Roberts is scheduled for her bone marrrow transplant this Thursday morning. The Good Morning America anchor has gone through months of preparation for the transplant that will treat her rare blood disorder, Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS).
The 51-year-old anchor shared her experiences and thoughts with listeners through a brief video message that was filmed in the hospital prior to her procedure.
“This journey is as much about the mind as it is the body,” says Roberts. “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.”
Roberts has now been in the hospital for the past 11 days. Her sister Sally-Ann will be her bone marrow donor.
The GMA anchor lost her mother Lucimarian Tolliver Roberts shortly after taking her leave of absence from the show, but she feels like her mother and father are watching over her during this time.
Dr. Gail Roboz, Robin’s doctor, says that “medically speaking, everything is going fantastically.” It’s difficult for Robin to sit up in bed and read the emails that have been pouring in, but GMA weatherman Sam Champion visited Robin and says, “She is in remarkable spirits.”
We wish the best for Robin during this trying time.