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ABC News and Good Morning America shared some great news for viewers. Robin Roberts will be returning to the show on Wednesday, Feb. 20.
Feb. 20 also marks the exact five-month anniversary of Roberts’ bone marrow transplant surgery to treat myelodysplastic syndrome or MDS, a rare blood disorder. Roberts began feeling the effects of the disease early last year.
“What a difference a year makes,” Roberts told ABC News. “I cannot wait to return to my GMA family. It's going to be an incredible morning in Times Square. The overwhelming thoughts and prayers of the viewers have played a major part in getting me here today. I cannot thank everyone enough.”
On her blog, Roberts wrote that she is “excited” to be coming back so soon.
“I'm also looking forward to thanking YOU ... for your many prayers and well wishes. Your compassion has been an enormous source of comfort to me and my family,” she wrote. “I'm heading to the beach for the next week to reflect and give thanks for my many blessings.”
According to USA Today, GMA aired a video with Hillary Clinton, Sally Field and the cast of Modern Family congratulating her on her return. Co-anchor Sam Champion explained, “Robin will be back on an abbreviated schedule but eventually we'll get her five days a week.”
Last month, Roberts began visiting the studio to get used to the setting again. She was also in Louisiana last week to attend GMA’s Super Bowl coverage.
Roberts’ journey will also be the subject of a special 20/20 that will air on Friday, Feb. 22.
image: ABC News