‘Good Morning America’ anchor Robin Roberts announces blood, bone marrow disease

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“Good Morning America” anchor Robin Roberts announced on Monday morning’s show that she will begin pre-treatment today for myelodysplastic syndrome, a blood and bone marrow disease.

I received my MDS diagnosis on the very day that Good Morning America finally beat the Today Show for the first time in 16 years. Talk about your highs and lows! Then a few weeks ago, during a rather unpleasant procedure to extract bone marrow for testing, I received word that I would interview President Obama the next day. The combination of landing the biggest interview of my career and having a drill in my back reminds me that God only gives us what we can handle and that it helps to have a good sense of humor when we run smack into the absurdity of life.

Roberts said she will continue to anchor until later this year, when she has a bone marrow transplant; her sister will be the donor.

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