September 22, 2019
The only thing constant in life is change! Robin Roberts proved this saying is true in a throwback photo from her senior year in high school.
On National School Picture Day, veteran broadcaster, Robin Roberts, shared an epic throwback photo on Instagram of herself from her senior year in High School, and her transformation over the years is evident.
The black and white snap showed a young Roberts with long dark hair, parted in the middle, wearing stud earrings, a necklace with a pendant, and her famous smile. In the accompanying caption, the "Good Morning America" co-anchor wrote:
"… [I] can remember how excited I was going to #Olanmills studio at Edgewater Mall in Biloxi, Mississippi to have my picture taken."
"Thankful for that time of my life when I was encouraged to 'Dream big, and focus small."
Those words defined Roberts' life for most of it and have been instrumental in making her into one of the most famous faces on morning television.
Her mom used to tell her, "You know the difference between right and wrong," and it became her motto
The People's Choice Awards 2017 recipient has excellent work ethics, and she once credited it and her outlook on life to her parents, Col. Lawrence Edward Roberts and Lucimarian Tolliver. She said her mom used to tell her, "You know the difference between right and wrong," and it became her motto.
It's funny to say that after going through cancer twice, that I feel stronger than I ever have in my life
However, while Roberts has a lot of achievements, the woman who revealed she was in a same-sex relationship in 2013, has equally had some tough times.
In 2007, she got diagnosed with breast cancer, and years after the chemotherapy and radiation, the TV host got sick again with Myelodysplastic Syndrome, a blood disease.
The Alabama native got a bone marrow transplant from her sister, Sally-Ann and survived. It inspired her to write the book, "Everybody's Got Something," and in a past interview, she said:
"It's funny to say that after going through cancer twice, that I feel stronger than I ever have in my life."
"You don't go through what you go through to survive, you come back to thrive."
True to those words, the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame member has been thriving and continues to do so.
July 23, 2019