Robin Roberts Delays Transplant, Blogs Goodbye to Mother

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Robin Roberts has updated her Good Morning America blog to reflect the two major events taking place at the moment in her personal life.

The reporter tells fans she has delayed the start of her bone marrow transplant procedure because she is in Mississippi "standing proudly" with her family as loved ones say goodbye to Robin's mother, Lucimarian Tolliver Roberts, who passed away on Thursday.

She was scheduled to be admitted to the hospital today, but Roberts writes:

"When I return to NYC and walk through those hospital doors next week momma will be right there with me. Light, love and blessings to all."

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Roberts goes on to say of her 88-year old mother, who was the first black woman to chair the Mississippi State Board of Education:

"She was there when I took my first breath and what a privilege to hold her sweet hand when she took her last breath... Momma knew she wasn't physically able to be with me for my bone marrow transplant. My siblings say mom wanted to spare me the agony it would have been if she had passed and I couldn't be there. That thought was weighing heavily on me.

"Momma found a way to be with me every step of the way on my journey. I am humbled by her selflessness."

The GMA co-anchor will be away from her chair for approximately two months when she does finally undergo that transplant - in order to deal with a rare blood disorder known as myelodysplastic syndrome - and we wish her nothing but the absolute best.


Dear Robin, you are a beautiful woman and an even more beautiful person. It is the most important thing when your parent passes away. The world shifts in a very real, physical way. Honoring her with all of this acknowledgment is what a real daughter would do. c


Dear Robin,
My thougths and prayers are with you. I just wanted to let you know what an inspiration you are to me. I found out I had breast cancer the same time you did and went through chemo and radiation at the same time. You being so strong helped me so much. You gave me the courage to go to work almost every day while I was having treatments and when my hair finally started to grow back to stop wearing my wig and be proud. I wish you the very best and a speedy recovery. You are a very special person.


We have watched you on GMA for a lot of years and have prayed for you through all of your troubles. God bless you, sweet lady, we pray that God will wrap you in his healing arms and you come back to us soon.....because we miss you.


Hello Robin - Just wanted you to know my prayers are with you during this difficult time .... also wanted you to know that we share so much .... I am a nurse and took care of my aging parents in my home for 3 years ... I lost both of them last year within 9 months ofeachother .... our parents are always with us and yes, they are your angels watching over you every single day. They will be with you during your new journey - please know that! You must be getting millions of messages, but wanted you to know that I will be praying for your speedy recovery!!! Wishing you all the BEST!!!


hello robin my pray and blessing are with love you


Robin, I just wanted to let you know that I always look forward to watching GMC every morning as I am getting ready for work. Hurry back. You are missed. My prayers are flowing your direction.


Dear Robin:
I have always admired you as a very special person on Good Morning America--you are the reason I would watch the show. Your genuine love and caring for your own family and helping others when in need. Your bravery, grace, inspiration and selflessness has impacted my life and I am sure many others as well. Life is about family and the people you meet and all the memories and special moments you create with them. I will pray for you everyday along your journey and with the Lord's guidance and your mother from above you will feel love and peace. Remember all of us who love you and miss you.
Lynne Scartozzi


My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family on the loss of your mother last week. Also, sending prayers to you and your sister has you both go through the bone marrow transplant and you both have a speedy recovery.


robin on dec.22,2011 i found out i had breast cancer. when i heard the song i'm gonna love you through it. and in the video you said somebody loved you through it it touched me in my heart. as you are on your next journey iwant to say that i'm gonna love you through it.iwill be praying for you and your siter daily .my heart goes out to you and your family in your time of sorrow with your mom's passing. know that GOD called a sweet angel home. love you and miss you @GMA.


this is scary.


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