Good Morning America co-host, Robin Roberts completed a bone marrow transplant in order to treat a rare blood disorder called myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) caused by treatment she received last year for breast cancer. At the New York City hospital Roberts was surrounded by close family and friends — including Diane Sawyer!
On her blog post on Tuesday, Roberts wrote, “This journey is as much about the mind as it is the body. 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. You give me the courage to keep going. Bless you & Onward!
The transplant was injected through a transfusion. The doctor injected millions of sister Sally-Ann’s stem cells, slowly and steadily into Robin’s system. This procedure could be life saving however, the results will not be known until a number of weeks pass.
“I will now wait and anxiously watch and see what happens for the next 7-10 days. My counts will continue to go up and we’ll be on to phase three which will be ‘get out of here and go home.’”
Roberts eleven day hospital stay has been physically weakening, but she continues to stay strong. In a video to fans, she seems to be in high spirits and is hoping for the best. Though her body is frail, her positive attitude and strong will definitely shine through.