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Robin Roberts Announces Her Fight With New Disease

June 11th, 2012 - Huff Post
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Small Bite: @RobinRoberts reveals her rare bone marrow diagnosis. #StayStrong

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This morning on "Good Morning America," anchorwoman Robin Roberts revealed some devastating and emotional news to audiences that she has been battling a rare form of blood and bone-marrow disorder called MDS.  She also added that the disease was caused by a complication from her breast cancer treatment back in 2007, and she will recieve a bone marrow transplant from her sister.

During her emotional announcement, Robin promised to beat the disease, and with the help of her doctors who say she is young and fit enough to overcome MDS, Robin said "I'm going to beat this, my doctors say it and my faith says it to me."

Robin later wrote in her blog post:
"I received my MDS diagnosis on the very day that Good Morning America finally beat the Today Show for the first time in 16 years. Talk about your highs and lows! Then a few weeks ago, during a rather unpleasant procedure to extract bone marrow for testing, I received word that I would interview President Obama the next day. The combination of landing the biggest interview of my career and having a drill in my back reminds me that God only gives us what we can handle and that it helps to have a good sense of humor when we run smack into the absurdity of life.

Bottom line: I’ve been living with this diagnosis for awhile and will continue to anchor GMA. I love what I do and the people with whom I do it. Along with my faith, family and friends, all of you at ABC News give me the motivation and energy to face this challenge."

Wow. Robin Roberts is truly the definition of a strong, ambitious woman. Keep your head up, our support and love goes out to you! We know you can fight this one out too.

What do you all think about Robin's surprising news? Share your thoughts below and read the full story here.

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