Posts by Lauren Sher
- Lauren Sher at Newsmakers1 yr ago
Robin Roberts made her return to “Good Morning America” Wednesday, five months to the day since she underwent a bone marrow transplant to treat myelodysplastic syndrome or MDS, a rare blood disorder. For the “GMA” anchor, anchoring again after 174 days was a major milestone. From coming to terms with her life-threatening diagnosis, to intensive chemotherapy, to the transplant and recovery process, the last year has been the toughest fight of her life, she said. She went through 30 days of complete isolation to protect against infection. There were days when she struggled to eat, to drink, and others where she was in a coma-like state.
- Lauren Sher at ABC News Blogs1 yr ago
A Connecticut couple who tied the knot over 80 years ago will be named the longest married couple in the U.S.
John and Ann Betar of Fairfield, Conn., said "I do" on Nov. 25, 1932, and have been happily married for 80 years. Together they have five children, 14 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
The couple was selected for the 2013 award by Worldwide Marriage Encounter, a Christian marriage enrichment group based in San Bernardino, Calif., that organizes a search each year to promote the virtues of lasting marriages and inspire young couples.
"What an inspiration Mr. and Mrs. Betar are to all of us. They made a commitment to each other 80-plus years ago and they have kept that commitment over these many years. They truly are a sign of hope to us all," Worldwide Marriage Encounter's Ron and Judy Pekny said in a statement.
An award ceremony will take place on Saturday at the Fairfield, Conn., home of one of the Betars' granddaughters, Heather Mitchell.