After growing up in Mississippi and attending Southeastern Louisiana University, Robin Roberts was a sports anchor for local TV and radio stations.
Roberts was a sportscaster on ESPN for 15 years (1990–2005).
She became co-anchor on Good Morning America in 2005. It was that time during Good Morning America that the whole world would see what Robin was made of.
Robin Roberts Transplant
Just over seven years ago, Robin Roberts underwent a bone marrow transplant…and became an inspiration to millions of people.
“I learned when I was first diagnosed with MDS that many in the transplant community consider the anniversary of their bone marrow transplant to be their new birthday,” Robin said.
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Robin, 60, underwent the transplant on Sept. 20, 2012.
She was injected with a syringe carrying cells donated by her sister Sally-Ann, according to Dr. Gail Roboz, an oncologist at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center.
Robin Roberts Faces Another Diagnosis
Roberts revealed that same year in June that she had been diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS). It’s a bone marrow disorder triggered by treatment for breast cancer over five years ago.
The breast cancer survivor recalled a moment when she felt like she was dying. Her doctor warned of the feeling. “I was in a pain I had never experienced before, physically and mentally,” said Roberts.