As I did my morning routine, which includes running around the house and catching peeks of “Good Morning America” every few minutes, I watched the show’s news anchor joking around with her co-workers like she always does. I thought to myself, “Man, Robin Roberts really looks great. I need to start working out again.”
When the show closed I got a glimpse of people giving her hugs and kisses. For what I wasn’t really sure. When I started looking at the headlines on the Internet this morning I saw what all the on-air love was all about. Roberts, who went through a bout with breast cancer five years back, now has another health problem to deal with as a result of that treatment. What follows is an excerpt from a letter written by Roberts:
“Sometimes the treatment for cancer can cause other serious medical problems. Today, I want to let you know that I’ve been diagnosed with MDS or myelodysplastic syndrome. It’s a disease of the blood and bone marrow and was once known as preleukemia.
My doctors tell me I’m going to beat this — and I know it’s true.”
Roberts begins treatment for the disease today.
While this latest news saddens me, like her, I will keep the faith that she will beat this thing. Robin Roberts you are in my prayers.
To read the full letter click here.
Until next time…