(PHOTO: Roberts, February 2012)
Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts has been battling breast cancer since 2007. A few months ago this year, she was diagnosed with MDS (myelodysplastic syndrome), a disease that damages blood cells — stem cells to be exact. The MDS required Roberts to undergo a bone marrow transplant from her sister, who was an exact match for the procedure.
Today, she is (finally) home — she couldn’t be more ecstatic. “I can see the sky again,” says Roberts, who had spent an entire month in her hospital room. Although she is doing well, she must be very careful for a while. She isn’t out of the woods just yet — her immune system is just 21 days old and the slightest germ or infection could mean bad news. Nonetheless, Roberts has come a LONG way and she is GLOWING. That alone should make our hearts warm on this beautiful fall day.
For more information on the Roberts and her recovery, check out this ABC News article.