Robin Roberts left "Good Morning America" one day earlier (Thursday, August 30) than expected. At the beginning of the show she explained that her 88-year-old mother, Lucimarian, was in Mississippi, and, consequently, in the path of hurricane Isaac.
Roberts plans on flying in for a visit with her mother and family before beginning her regularly scheduled treatment.
Roberts will receive a bone-marrow transplant and has made no plans for a return. Should she survive the ordeal, however, she will keep her position at the network—a prospect which she finds promising:
"Forty percent of Americans can't take a sick day," she said. "I'll have a job when I come back. I'm very blessed."
ABC is airing a series of features this week called "Robin's Journey" in order to raise awareness for the life threatening disease. The coverage includes "uplifting" stories of families who have endured similar challenges as Roberts, says the network.
by RTT Staff Writer
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