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Transcript of Robin Roberts
PassChristian, MS First Diagnosis Hurricane Katrina Second Diagnosis Through everything that Robin has overcome she still continues to smile that bright smile everyone loves to see.
Robin is now back on GMA, returning from her bone marrow transplant.
She is progressively becoming just as healthy as before. In 2007, Robin was diagnosed with breast cancer.
Instead of hiding from the public eye, she was open about her condition, even choosing not to wear a wig.
Her inspiring battle won her several awards. Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005.
Robin's hometown of Pass Christian, Mississippi was hit hard.
She set up a campaign to rebuild Pass Christian and surrounding areas and returned to see the progress after many reporters moved on. In June 2012, she told the world about her new battle with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS).
She was just as open with this battle as she was breast cancer.
She received a bone marrow transplant from her sister, Sally-Ann, who was a PERFECT match. Just Keep Smiling Robin Roberts: A Look Into her Inspiring Life Parents are Lucimarian Tolliver and Colonel Lawrence E. Roberts
3 siblings: Sally-Ann, Lawrence, Jr. (Butch), and Dorothy
She played tennis and basketball, among MANY other sports, in Pass Christian High. Dad Mom Basketball Barbara, Robin, & Sally-Ann Pass Christian High Goals of the Presentation Show the audience Robin's background
Explain the obstacles she had to overcome to get where she is now.
Tell how she is now. Early Career She started slowly climbing the ladder to success by working for smaller stations around Mississippi.
She first worked at a radio station while in college in .
Her first big station was WSMV in Nashville, TN, where she won the "Sportscaster of the Year" award in 1987. Movin' on Up! Robin started to contribute to Good Morning America in 1995 while still working for ESPN.
In 2005, she left ESPN for a bigger job...
Finally, she was named co-anchor of Good Morning America the same year, where she was already familiar and much admired. Bone Marrow Drives As Robin continues to fully recover, she still participates in bone marrow drives.
After Robin announced that she was diagnosed with MDS, the number of donors skyrocketed.
The donation rate has increased over 1800% and still counting. Melodysplastic Syndrome Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS) is the name of a group of conditions that occur when the blood-forming cells in the bone marrow are damaged.
This damage leads to low numbers of one or more types of blood cells
MDS is also known as preleukemia.