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.
Roberts sat down with her friend and colleague, ABC News’ “World News” anchor Diane Sawyer, before she returned to the anchor chair and the morning television world she left behind, opening up in a candid conversation about how far she’s come.
“When you wake up in the morning, what’s different now?” Sawyer asked.
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