Robin Roberts Steps Down From ‘GMA’ Early!

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Robin Roberts decided to step from from Good Morning America one day earlier than usual to be with her mother in Mississippi as they battle Hurricane Isaac. Roberts was  supposed to begin her medical leave next  week with Friday being her last day but she changed her mind. She has been receiving treatment for myelodysplastic syndrome and will undergo a undergo a bone-marrow transplant.

After announcing this week that Friday would be her last day on Good Morning America before she began an extended medical leave, Robin Roberts moved up the date of her departure to Thursday, reports ABC News

“I’m having to move up my schedule,” the anchor, 51, said at the top of the show on Thursday. Roberts explained that she will first fly home to Mississippi to be with her ailing mother, Lucimarian, and her family in the Hurricane Isaac zone.

Roberts will then be treated for myelodysplastic syndrome (commonly called “MDS”) and is starting preparations to undergo a bone-marrow transplant.

Roberts’s sister, Sally, will act as the bone marrow donor.

“It’s rare to have MDS and mine was because of complications from the breast cancer treatment,” said Roberts, who fought breast cancer five years ago.

“I am very blessed,” she added. “Forty percent of Americans can’t even take a sick day, and here I know that I’m going to have a job when I come back.”

Via People

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