Everybody’s favorite morning show host finally underwent her bone marrow transplant yesterday, and despite the seriousness of her blood disorder, myelodysplastic syndrome, or MDS, the procedure only lasted five minutes. Her doctors are now monitoring signs of recovery, and she already seems to be in good spirits. She even emailed her doctor to let her know she’s ready to head home! It helps that her colleagues from “Good Morning America” were there during the transplant, including co-anchor George Stephanopoulos, Diane Sawyer, and weatherman, Sam Champion. Of course, it was her sister, Sally-Ann, who came through and donated stem cells, and after the procedure ended, Roberts joked, “Sally, you’re in me,” according to USA Today. According to Champion, everyone that loved her was there: “I don’t think I will ever forget the power and love that was in that room.” And you could see that in the video below.
The whole thing began with everyone praying over the cells (of course, they had masks over their faces for sanitary purposes), and once the procedure took place with the cells being injected into her, they played all her favorite jams during those five minutes, including “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.” Before everyone in the room knew it, it was over. Dr. Gail Roboz, Robin’s oncologist, reported on her patient’s status: “Medically speaking, she is doing fantastic,” but noted, “I think she misses her mother.” Robin’s mother, Lucimarian Tolliver Roberts, passed the day after she went on leave from “Good Morning America.”
However, we’re sure that Robin will get through this, and her grief, because she’s managed to have the best attitude about her circumstances since day one. As she said in a video posted yesterday before her procedure, in order to feel better, you have to change your mental state: “This journey is as much about the mind as it is the body. Your thoughts … are so powerful. You’ve got to change the way you think in order to change the way you feel. And let me just say this lastly, I feel the love and I thank you for it. Thank you.” Check out the procedure and all the friends and family that stood by her side:
According to People, if you want to send any love to Robin as she recovers, be sure to send your thoughts using #TeamRobin. Get well soon!
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