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    ABC News' John Schriffen reports:

    As an athlete, weekend warrior, or just a health enthusiast, we've all been there. That point in a workout when your breathing becomes heavy, body feels weak, and that voice inside is screaming for you to stop. But there's something that keeps you going. In my case, slumped over a spinning bike, it was a message written on my arm that gave me a jolt of energy every time I looked down. It said #TeamRobin.

    Click HERE to Follow Robin's Journey

    This weekend a group of us here at ABC News traded in our work clothes for workout gear to participate in a charity cancer spin class at SoulCycle in New York City. Many in the packed room of about 80 people had their own reasons for being there. For us, it was all about supporting our good friend Robin Roberts.

    By now many of you know that Robin has been diagnosed with MDS, a rare blood disorder, and has had a bone marrow transplant. But what you may not know is what she means to the ABC family.

    Read More »from #TeamRobin Pedals For a Cause at SoulCycle
  • (Getty Images)A miraculous thing happened the day Michael Crowe was set to receive a potentially life-saving heart transplant. Doctors had determined the surgery would be ineffective - but his heart suddenly started beating again.

    Crowe, a 23-year-old pharmacy student from Omaha, had been diagnosed with acute myocarditis, or inflammation of the heart muscle, likely caused by a viral infection. When his mother brought him to the emergency room at his local hospital on Aug. 14, doctors found his heart was only functioning at about 25 percent efficiency. The hospital referred him to the Nebraska Medical Center, and by the time he was admitted to the intensive care unit there, his heart's efficiency had dropped below 10 percent.

    "If he had come to us any later, his heart would have just stopped," Dr. John Um, Surgical Director of Heart Transplantation at Nebraska Medical Center told ABC News.

    Doctors hooked Crowe up to a heart-lung machine that would essentially act as his heart

    Read More »from Man's Failing Heart Heals Itself on Day of Emergency Transplant
  • "Dancing With the Stars: All-Stars" premiered Monday night with 13 season performers vying for the championship and bragging rights, but judges' scores reflected their higher expectations.

    This is the popular dance competition's 15 th season, but the first featuring past competitors vying in an all-stars format.

    For the first time, the three judges awarded scores in half-point increments, for a maximum of 10 points each. The couple with the lowest score after the judges' and viewer votes are combined will be voted off each week, until the final couples remain to battle for the championship.

    Head judge Len Goodman said judges would be tougher on the stars this season because they were not novices and standards would be more stringent.

    The Routines

    Joey Fatone: The former N'Sync boy band member's enthusiastic cha-cha earned modest approval from the judges. "I love watching you dance," Goodman said at the end of Fatone's performance. Fatone

    Read More »from 'Dancing With The Stars: All-Stars': Emmitt Smith Leads in Week 1

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