‘GMA’s’ Robin Roberts Begins Bone Marrow Transplant, Tapes Emotional Message to Her Supporters (VIDEO)

By: Crystal Bell / September 20, 2012

Robin Roberts preps leave
The co-host of 'GMA' will take an extended medical leave.
'GMA's' Robin Overwhelmed
The anchor says she's bowled over by messages of support.
Robin Roberts wants her supporters to know one thing: “I feel the love.”

The Good Morning America host has undergone eights days of intensive chemotherapy, and now she’s ready for the next stage in her fight against a rare blood disorder, myelodysplastic syndrome. On Thursday, Roberts is scheduled for a bone marrow transplant at a New York City hospital.

Before undergoing the transplant, the beloved TV anchor recorded an emotional video, which aired on Good Morning America on Thursday.

What did Roberts have to say?

“This journey is as much about the mind as it is about the body. Thoughts are so powerful. You have to change the way you think to change the way you feel. Let me just say this lastly, I feel the love and I thank you for it. Thank you.”

Roberts has been in the hospital for the last 11 days, documenting her journey on her blog. She recently shared even more heartfelt words with her fans in a blog post she penned on Tuesday.

“YOU give me the courage to keep going,” she wrote. “Bless you & Onward!”

Roberts, a breast cancer survivor, left her post at Good Morning America in August to undergo treatment.