GMA's Robin Roberts Reflects on Bone Marrow Transplant in Emotional Instagram Video

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The morning show host shared an earnest message about life's struggles.

Robin Roberts, one of the longtime hosts of Good Morning America on ABC, took a moment to look back on her life 10 years ago, right after she had a difficult bone marrow transplant. 

The television broadcaster shared this message on Instagram with a short video, the most recent installment of a series in which she shares a message and prayer from backstage of the show.

The video begins as it usually does with a prayer, but after she finishes, Roberts begins to reflect on where she was a decade ago.

She says, "10 years ago today, I was waking up in a hospital. It was one day after my bone marrow transplant. And all I could do was hope and pray that my body would accept my sister's stem cells."

Roberts uses the memory as a way to say that things will get better, stating, "Whatever you're going through, you've got to believe that this too shall pass."

Many fans appreciated Roberts' honest message, with one person writing in the comments, "You have been such a blessing to so many people and and I so happy that you are doing so well.I watch you every day and love you so much!!!🥰❤️."

The comments were flooded with people thanking her for her words and congratulating her on 10 years of being cancer-free.

One person even shared that their own anniversary is coming up, writing, "Congratulations on your 10 years cancer free after your life saving bone marrow transplant. 💚💙. I will have 11 years October 12th. Everyone should get tested as it only takes a minute."

After surviving breast cancer in the late 2000s, Roberts was diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome in 2012, a rare blood disease that affects the bone marrow and used to be known as pre-leukemia. 

Luckily, her sister, Sally-Ann Roberts, was a perfect match, and she was willing to go through a bone marrow transplant, which likely saved Roberts' life. 

Now, in 2022, she's 10 years cancer-free, and that's certainly a reason to celebrate.

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