Robin Roberts has returned to work at Good Morning America after a much-needed six months rest needed after undergoing her life-saving bone marrow transplant.
While her co-workers, fans and other celebrities were there to welcome her back, Robin Roberts got a very special return thanks to a taped message from President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama. Obama said he’s happy Roberts is “back doing what you do best,” while Michelle added she’s “looking forward” to a sit-down interview with Roberts scheduled in a few days.
Roberts, who had to undergo a bone marrow transplant five months ago to cure a rare blood disorder called myelodysplastic syndrome, still needs some rest from hugging and high-fives her GMA team often shared. The Wednesday reunion also had a huge red velvet cake (designed by “Cake Boss” Buddy Valastro), which Roberts joked about saying: “Now that I have an immune system, I have a sweet tooth.”
Robin thanked her bosses, colleagues and her fans, who have given her messages of support throughout her recovery. She said, “They have been so incredibly wonderful. I keep pinching myself and I realize that this is real. This is really happening. Faith, family and friends have brought me to this moment, and I am so full of gratitude. I share this morning, this day of celebration, with everyone.”
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