Transplant Day Is Here for ‘GMA’s Robin Roberts

by | September 20, 2012 at 9:37 AM | Good Morning America

'GMA' Co-Host Robin Roberts (Photo: ABC News)

Robin Roberts is scheduled to have her bone marrow transplant Thursday morning but before the procedure, the TV anchor delivered a video message to thank her fans and well wishers on “Good Morning America.”

“This journey is as much about the mind as it is the body,” Roberts said from her New York hospital bed. “Your thoughts…are so powerful,” she said. “You’ve got to change the way you think in order to change the way you feel. And let me just say this lastly, I feel the love and I thank you for it. Thank you.”

Roberts, 51, has been in the hospital for 11 days and just completed eight days of intense chemotherapy treatment in preparation for Thursday’s bone marrow transplant, according to ABC News. Her donor is her sister Sally-Ann Roberts.

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“Medically speaking, she is doing fantastic,” Roberts’s doctor, Dr. Gail Roboz, said on air, before adding, “I think she misses her mother.”

Roberts’ mother passed away Aug. 30, the day after she began her medical leave from “GMA.”