The talk-show co-anchor is expected to undergo a bone-marrow transplant within the next month, part of her ongoing battle against the blood disease myelodysplastic syndrome. Her sister, Sally-Ann Roberts, is her donor.
“Thanks for great welcome back this AM,” Roberts tweeted after her return to “GMA.” “Going right now to tape PSA for #BeTheMatch. Bone marrow donors (like my sis) are saving lives.”
Roberts, 51, received the MDS diagnosis — the result, she says, of her successful treatment for breast cancer — in June. In preparation for bone-marrow transplant, she has been receiving chemotherapy, even during her recent vacation in Italy.
“Grateful to Italy for renewing my spirit/soul,” she tweeted Aug. 18. While in Rome, Roberts was granted access to the Vatican. She posted a picture of herself there, along with the message: “Saying prayer for all who have prayed for me. XO.”