'Good Morning America's' Robin Roberts Leaves Hospital, Tweets 'There's No Place Like Home' (VIDEO)
One month after entering the hospital for a bone marrow transplant, Good Morning America anchor Robin Roberts has headed home.
On Thursday morning, a grateful Roberts tweeted, “There's no place like home. After 30 days in the hospital I'm home. Praise God from whom all blessings flow. Thank YOU and bless YOU. XO.”
Roberts, who received the transplant from her sister Sally-Ann to combat the rare blood and bone marrow disorder, myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), has been on extended medical leave from the ABC morning show since August.
And GMA is chronicling her courageous journey.
The show broadcast an emotional video of her return trip home, featuring a joyful Roberts singing along with some of the hospital’s medical staff as well as taking her first step into the fresh air. Roberts’ oncologist. Dr. Gail Roboz, was also on hand to detail the next steps for the anchor.
Dr. Roboz said that Roberts has “batted this part out of the park” but that the “next 80 days in the first 100 is very important after transplant for the immune system to take hold and for her to regain her strength.”
“This doesn’t mean that my journey is over. Far from it. I am considered 21 days old,” she wrote on her blog. “So I will still be resting away from GMAuntil I'm given the all clear, but sleeping in my own bed again feels like a big victory.”
“Each day I get stronger and stronger,” she wrote. “I am fond of saying, ‘This Too Shall Pass.’ And even in some dark moments, of which there are still a few, I now see that light at the end of the tunnel. This too really shall pass.’
Watch her moving return home above.