Los Angeles, CA, United States (4E) – News anchor Robin Roberts announced Monday that she will be on an extended medical leave starting Friday in preparation for her upcoming bone marrow transplant.
Roberts, as she announced on Good Morning America (GMA), will be checking into the hospital Tuesday to begin the process. She explained, “It still takes about 10 days after being admitted because there are some things you have to go through before the (bone marrow) transplant actually occurs.”
GMA is very supportive of the 51-year-old’s endeavor. In fact, they will be celebrating Roberts’ journey by providing reports, updates and interviews with doctors and donors on her surgery and recuperation. The show will also feature similar stories of those who have faced the same condition.
After years of battling breast cancer, Roberts has been diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) in April, and has to undergo bone marrow transplant. It may not be an easy path, but with all the support Roberts is getting—and will continue to get—from colleagues and friends, no path seems unclear.
Meanwhile, Roberts keeps supporters abreast with what’s happening via Twitter. She tweeted Monday, “Everything still on track for bone marrow transplant soon..will update you this AM.”