GMA’s Robin Roberts says new personal anniversary has ‘renewed her faith in God’ after life-threatening health battle –

GOOD Morning America host Robin Roberts is preparing to celebrate the major milestone with her partner Amber Laign.

Robin, 62, and her partner of nearly 20 years have seen their fair share of health struggles.


The GMA host is celebrating the 10th anniversary of her returnCredit: Getty
Amber and Robin have both survived cancer


Amber and Robin have both survived cancerCredit: Getty

Amber was diagnosed with breast cancer at the end of 2021 and completed chemotherapy last summer.

In 2007, Roberts was diagnosed with breast cancer herself and five years later, myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS).

By 2008 she underwent surgery and completed eight courses of chemotherapy.

The blood and bone-marrow disease saw Robin receive a bone marrow transplant in 2012 from her sister Sally-Ann.

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The diagnosis and treatment saw her take a break from her work on GMA in October and return February 20, 2013.

The anchor is now preparing to celebrate the ten year anniversary of her return to work following the ordeal.

In September, she paid tribute to her sister for giving her the “precious gift” of life following a prognosis of a year or two to live if the transplant failed.

Following her return to television, the anchor focused on inspiring and helping others going through similar struggles.

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The host raised awareness of the importance of the stem cell register where patients go to in order to find a match if family cannot donate.

The ‘One Match, Second Chance’ series is ongoing and in honour of her anniversary, GMA are collaborating with Be The Match, an organisation lead by the National Marrow Donor Program.

To mark the anniversary, on February 21, GMA will feature a look back over her health journey.

Speaking to PEOPLE, she said: “The images of my return always take me back, but more than that, they remind me of how far I’ve come.”

ABC released a promotional video ahead of the special.

Roberts said the footage of her journey “renews my faith in scientific advancement, in selfless actions for others, my faith in God, and energises me that the best is still yet to come.”

In April last year, the host celebrated two decades with GMA.

The inspirational anchor hopes to inspire people to enjoy every moment and to “thrive, not just survive”.

It comes after Roberts flew to Auckland, New Zealand where she bungee jumped from the Sky Tower, the tallest building in the southern hemisphere.

Ahead of her anniversary, she praised her colleagues and loyal viewers for their support during her struggles.

She said: “They’ve seen me bald, they’ve seen me at barely 100ilbs, but ten years after returning to GMA, today they see my thriving.

“I just jumped 630 feet off the Auckland Sky Tower…live more, fear less!”

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She added that she will be celebrating quietly at home with Amber “reflecting on our blessings and our health”.

“The best celebration for me will be knowing that we’ve added to the bone marrow registry and that more people have a better chance of finding their life-saving match,” she concluded.

Sally-Ann Roberts was a bone marrow match for Robin


Sally-Ann Roberts was a bone marrow match for RobinCredit: Getty
Roberts praised her colleagues and viewers for their support


Roberts praised her colleagues and viewers for their supportCredit: Getty

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