GMA’s Robin Roberts Is 'Forever Grateful' to Sister Who Was Her Bone Marrow Donor 7 Years Ago
The TV host and former college basketball player Robin Roberts is a survivor. She came out victorious after a long battle with cancer.
In June 2012, Robin was diagnosed with a blood disorder called myelodysplastic syndrome. The heartbreaking news came just five years after she survived breast cancer.
Her sister stepped in to save her life by donating bone marrow. Seven years later, Robin is doing extremely well.
TV personality Robin Roberts speaks onstage during The 2015 ESPYS at Microsoft Theater | Getty Images
"7 years ago today I received a life-saving bone marrow transplant from my incredible big sister Sally-Ann. Following the transplant there were many difficult, challenging days and months."
She went on to admit that at the time she was definitely afraid. She explained that she chose to "focus on the fight and not the fright" and went on to encourage her fans to also focus on the fight.
"Don’t compare your despair because everybody’s got something," said Robin. She added, "I’m forever grateful that my sister and countless prayers (bless all who prayed for me!) got me through my something. "
A fan's comment on Robin Robert's post | Instagram: @robinrobertsgma
"So no matter what obstacle you may be facing in your life right now I hope my journey is an example to you that this too shall pass," she concluded.
Fans were blown away by her journey and positive outlook on life. The post garnered over thirty-five thousand likes and fans flooded the comments section with love.
Another fan comment supporting Robin Roberts | Instagram: @robinrobertsgma
"My 30-year-old niece is fighting breast cancer and has only one more round of chemo next week—after 15 rounds already!! So we’re celebrating this weekend—“one and done” is our motto! She’s a beautiful example of choosing to fight this battle!! God bless you, Robin, for being a wonderful role model and always being so positive!" commented one fan.
Robin has become known for her positivity and inspiring outlook on life. Earlier this year, she left fans in awe with an amazing speech when accepting the NBA's Sager Strong Award.
Robin Roberts attends the 88th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center | Getty Images
She is the third person to receive the award.The award is named after Craig Sager who died in 2016 from leukemia.