"Miracle" might not be the right word for her, because after facing cancer TWICE, Robin Roberts has earned the title of a WARRIOR!
The Good Morning America anchor has, for the most part, kept her personal life private over the years. However, she has recently begun opening up more and more and sharing huge details on her relationship with her girlfriend of 10 years Amber Laign, and of course her health struggles.
Back in 2012, Robin was diagnosed with a bone marrow disease called myelodysplastic syndrome and was given two years to live if she didn't get a transplant. Fortunately, she was able to overcome the obstacle with a little help from her friends, and most importantly of all she doesn't even THINK of the possibility of relapsing:
"I look at what I did as a cure, not just as a stopgap measure. I have to hold onto that. Otherwise it would rob me of who I am."
Wow! Now that's some REAL strength!
Robin also says she's been very happy to return to a normal life after some seriously scary trips to the doctor's office:
"I can go to the doctor now and not have to hold my breath as much when they're drawing blood and I'm waiting for the results to come back. I can be sick now like everybody else and it doesn't mean I'm going to land back in the hospital."
We can't even begin to say how amazing it's been to watch Robin overcome every obstacle thrown in her way, and every time she manages to come out smiling!
Stay strong, girl!
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