Robin Roberts reaches her 50 day milestone after her bone marrow transplant, and took to Twitter to share her excitement with her many adoring fans.
Roberts is still on medical leave from her co-hosting position on “Good Morning America” as she continues her battle with MDS but she promises to be back soon and has been keeping everyone updated on her amazing progress through blogs and social media.
“Happy Friday!” Roberts tweeted. “Day 50! Halfway to important milestone of 100 days post bone marrow transplant.”
After undergoing the transplant she was ordered to remain at home and to avoid any contact with germs as much as possible, but even the doctor’s orders couldn’t keep this strong woman away from the polls on Election Day.
“Wearing mask and gloves, I voted,” the 51-year-old tweeted. “Hope you did too.”
She also made her presence known in other ways, especially when it came to being a part of ABC’s “Day of Giving” telecast which aired Monday to help the victims of Hurricane Sandy.
The beloved co-anchor recorded the voice over for the inspirational telethon which included a multitude of stars including The View’s Barbara Walters.
“It was so difficult for me to follow doctors’ orders and stay here at home last week,” she admitted. “I felt so helpless watching all those people, all those families, impacted by Sandy.”
In addition to recording the voice over, she also sent in a video message on Monday to which detailed efforts to bring some relief and aid to those impacted by Sandy.
After the video aired she took to Twitter again saying, “Honored to be a part of ABC & @GMA’s #DayOfGiving today. So many affected by #Sandy need our help… please give whatever you can. Bless you.”
Diane Sawyer, a dear friend of Robin’s and the anchor of ABC World News tweeted a simple but heartfelt “Hooray!” after hearing of her friend’s milestone.
On Thursday, the Good Morning American team had Oprah Winfrey sit in for Roberts while their usual co-anchor called in to chat with the queen of daytime television.
“It is a journey, my friend, as you have taught me,” she told Winfrey during the call. “I am so incredibly blessed to be doing as well as I am.”
She went on to reveal that she still has terrible days where she “can’t get my head off the pillow,” but she also assured her friends, family, and fans that “those days are becoming fewer and fewer.”
In return, the journalism icon gushed over the amazing presence she felt when she came on the set of Good Morning America.
“I felt your presence when I walked into the studio,” Oprah replied. “I am so happy to be here with your family… you are here in spirit, and we are so happy to have you call in this morning.”
Perhaps the best message of all came via Twitter when the GMA host tweeted “Will be back @GMA before you know it. Blessings.”