ROBIN Roberts has given an update to her fans during her break from Good Morning America, sharing an emotional video after her partner’s cancer battle.
The GMA host, 61, told viewers she is “thankful” to see Amber Laign enjoying their vacation to Croatia.
Roberts shared a picture of her long term girlfriend paddle boarding and wrote: “Thankful Thursday for me…seeing my sweet Amber enjoying our vacation.”
Laign was diagnosed with breast cancer at the end of 2021.
Roberts said in June that Laign’s treatment was going well as she provided an update on her condition.
She then shared on Instagram in July that her partner underwent the last of her radiation treatments, after struggling with chemotherapy.
Roberts shared a video of Amber doing a “happy dance” when she walked out of the hospital.
The TV anchor knows only too well the devastating reality of cancer, having twice battled the disease herself.
First, in 2007, when Roberts was diagnosed with an early form of breast cancer.
She underwent eight chemotherapy treatments to eliminate the disease.
Then in 2012, when Roberts was diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome.
That’s a type of cancer that occurs when the blood-forming cells in the bone marrow become abnormal, resulting in “low numbers of one or more types of blood cells,” according to cancer.org.
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Roberts learned that her life expectancy would be one to two years without a successful transplant.
She underwent a bone marrow transplant and received healthy blood-forming cells from her sister.
Roberts revealed at the end of last month that she would be taking a break from GMA and returning at some point in September.
After she delivered her daily prayer she turned to her glamor team and asked them: “Glam fam, you ready for a little vacation?”
They replied with an excited “Yes we are!”
“So, we are not going to be with you for a few mornings,” the host went on to say. In other words, see you in September,” she sang.
Robin captioned the post: “Good morning! Before we see you in September #GlamFam and I are sharing a bit of #WednesdayWisdom with you #cmon.”