Robin Roberts Feels Like "Walking Miracle," Gives Thanks for Amber Laign

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Robin Roberts is alive, well... and incredibly grateful.

The Good Morning America anchor, who has overcome breast cancer and a blood/bone marrow disease called myelodysplastic syndrome, is featured in the latest issue of People.

"I feel like I am a walking miracle," Roberts tells the magazine

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The reporter underwent a bone marrow transplant in 2012 and celebrated the one-year anniversary of that successful procedure in September.

Reinvigorated and back at work, Roberts came out as gay earlier this year, acknowledging long-time girlfriend Amber Laign.

"Even though Amber is someone who shies away from the spotlight, it was important for me to let people know I have this person in my life," Roberts says in the exclusive People interview.

The GMA co-host still receives low-intensity chemotherapy shots every six to eight weeks and will continue this regimen until the second anniversary transplant in the fall.

Is there still a risk of relapse? Yes. But Roberts is very hopeful.

I can go to the doctor now and not have to hold my breath as much when they're drawing blood and I'm waiting for the results to come back," she says. "I can be sick now like everybody else and it doesn't mean I'm going to land back in the hospital."

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