Robin Roberts finally home after transplant
“There’s no place like home,” Robin Roberts tweeted to her followers this morning after being released from the hospital yesterday. “After 30 days in the hospital I’m home. Praise God from who all blessings flow. Thank YOU and bless YOU. XO”
The Good Morning America anchor received a bone marrow transplant 21 days ago as treatment for her battle with the rare blood disease myelodysplastic syndrome or MDS.
Roberts’ sister, Sally-Ann, donated the bone marrow, which doctors say increased her chance of a successful recovery.
Viewers have been following the journey on GMA as the show shared video messages from the anchor throughout the last month.
The morning show aired video this morning of Roberts looking up appreciatively at the sky as she left the hospital.
“Home Sweet Home. That has never had quite so much meaning before,” Roberts wrote on her blog for the morning show.
“This doesn’t mean that my journey is over. Far from it,” she continued. “I will still be resting away from GMA until I’m given the all clear, but sleeping in my own bed again feels like a victory.”
She went on to thank her viewers for their support as she went through the procedure.
Her last day on the morning show was August 30th, before she took an extended medical leave.
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