“Good Morning America” Co-Host Robin Roberts Celebrates Health 6 Years After Bone Marrow Transplant

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When one receives a bone marrow transplant, they often refer to their transplant day as their new birthday. And for Good Morning America co-host Robin Roberts, it’s time to celebrate her sixth birthday.

“6 years ago today I underwent a life saving bone marrow transplant,” Roberts wrote on her social media pages on Thursday (Sept. 20.) “My beautiful big sister Sally Ann Roberts was my stem cell donor. By the grace of God, my sister, doctors, nurses and countless prayers. I’m not just surviving, I’m blessed to be thriving.”

Indeed, it was in fact six years ago when Roberts received a bone marrow transplant to help treat Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS). For many weeks after being discharged from the hospital, Roberts was confined to her home in New York where she was banned from virtually any human contact.

“This is the anniversary of Robin Roberts’ stem cell transplant,” tweeted Sally Ann Roberts also on Thursday. “So grateful baby sis and I were a perfect match. Robin now gives me credit for her sweet cravings, especially Red Velvet cake with cream cheese icing. Happy 6thRebirth Day to ya little sister.”

Here’s to a wonderful celebration that lies ahead for these two special women!

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