Robin Roberts' health struggle: ''I'm going to beat this''
Robin Roberts' Health Struggle: ''I'm Going to Beat This''
Nearly five years after successfully battling breast cancer, Good Morning America coanchor Robin Roberts, 51, announced on June 11 that she’s been diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), a rare blood and bone-marrow disease. Roberts began chemotherapy the same day, and she expects to undergo a bone-marrow transplant later this year, after which she’ll miss ”a chunk of time” on GMA. Roberts’ older sister Sally-Ann has volunteered to be her bone-marrow donor, and as Roberts tearfully explained on the air, she ”is a virtually perfect match for me.” Until then, Roberts will conduct business as usual — with her trademark pluck intact. ”My doctors tell me I’m going to beat this,” she wrote in a message on the GMA website following her announcement, ”and I know it’s true.”