When the going got tough Robin Roberts stepped up to the plate. The Good Morning America reporter has received her date to return back to ABC show only five months after undergoing a bone marrow transplant.
The anchor took a medical leave of absence from Good Morning America last summer, to fight battle with her diagnosed myelodysplastic syndrome (or MDS), a rare blood disorder. Roberts underwent her bone marrow transplant on Sept. 20, and was released from the hospital on Oct. 10, when doctor mentioned that she had been recovering well.
Last month, Robin Roberts made a dramatic return to the Good Morning America set for the first time since undergoing bone marrow surgery. She did what they called a “dry run” or a series of test to calculate when she would be able to make her official return.
“I’m excited to re-join my wonderful GMA family,” Roberts wrote in a personal letter on Good Morning America‘s website. “I’m also looking forward to thanking YOU … for your many prayers and well wishes. Your compassion has been an enormous source of comfort to me and my family.”
According to the Good Morning America‘s website, the show will do a count down to Roberts’s return with special clips of “other resilient men and women who are facing similar challenges with MDS and those she has inspired along the way,” Roberts will make her official return on February 20.