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Robin Roberts received the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the 2013 ESPYs last night, and it's hard to think of anyone more deserving of the honor.

Watch her emotional speech after winning the honor below:

Two decades ago, Jim Valvano made his legendary acceptance speech after winning it, setting the stage for the best part of the ESPY Awards.

Fittingly, the late college basketball coach's great efforts raising cancer awareness helped impact so many lives, including this year's recipient, Roberts.

Robin, who survived breast cancer in 2008 and MDS (a rare blood and bone marrow disease) recently, is courageous, as well as talented and inspiring.

Here's hoping she continues to be for many years to come.

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She certainly has a story to tell.

Following her well-publicized battle with myelodysplastic syndrome - which included a bone marrow transplant late last year - Robin Roberts has signed a deal with Grand Central Publishing to release a memoir next spring.

Robin Roberts at Peabody Awards

"I am humbled that many have an interest, and draw strength from my on-going journey," said the Good Morning America anchor in a statement, adding that she's "grateful for the prayers and well wishes of so many people."

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It's hard to think of a more appropriate honor for Robin Roberts, isn't it?

The Good Morning America co-anchor will receive the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the 2013 ESPYs in July, ESPN confirmed yesterday.

The ex-SportsCenter anchor will be recognized for fighting against both breast cancer and the unusual blood disorder that prompted her to undergo a bone marrow transplant in September.

Robin Roberts on TV

"Robin brings an amazing amount of energy, compassion and determination to everything she does," ESPN President John Skipper said in a statement. "Those qualities made her an incredible asset during her time here at ESPN, and they have served her well as she battled the terrible health challenges that she's had to face."

In other morning show news, Matt Lauer still may be fired and Ann Curry was not permitted to Tweet Roberts well wishes by her bosses at NBC.

Consider this another point for GMA in its ongoing domination of The Today Show.

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A tumultuous, frightening, courageous year for Robin Roberts will culminate next month when the Good Morning America anchor is honored with a Lifetime Leadership Award at the United Nations.

Robin Roberts at the Oscars

The reporter - who underwent a bone marrow transplant to treat a rare blood disorder and returned five months later to her post - will be presented with the trophy April 5 at the fourth annual Diane Von Furstenberg Awards.

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Hi, it's Robin, and I've been waiting 174 days to say this: Good morning, America.

So said Robin Roberts to open today's edition of the ABC program, as the beloved anchor returned to her spot alongside George Stephanopoulos for the first time since undergoing a bone marrow transplant in September.

Robin Roberts Return Photo

"I keep pinching myself and I realize that this is real. This is really happening," Robin said on air. "Faith, family and friends have brought me to this moment and I am so full of gratitude."

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Robert Roberts is on her way back to Good Morning America. She will resume part-time anchoring duties on February 20.

But the reporter understands how lucky she is to be alive, let alone making a return to television this month, as she tells the latest issue of People of her September bone marrow transplant:

There was a period where "I felt like I was dying."

Robin Roberts Recovery

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The wait is almost over for Good Morning America viewers.

On today's edition of that ABC program, George Stephanopoulos announced that Robin Roberts will return to her seat along his side on Wednesday, February 20.

She will initially resume duties on a part-time basis before moving up to host the show five days per week, but this is still amazing news for someone who underwent a bone marrow transplant on August 31.

Below, we've posted GMA's celebratory video in honor of the occasion, with everyone from Hillary Clinton to Jennifer Lawrence reacting to the reporter's upcoming return:

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Early today, Robin Roberts made her first visit to the Good Morning America set since undergoing a bone marrow transplant in September.

Arriving at 5 a.m. like she would on a regular work day, Roberts conducted what she described during a satellite interview last week as a "dry run," something her doctors recommend before she resumes full-time co-hosting duties.

Robin Roberts on GMA Set

"What a thrill to be back at 'GMA''s Times Square Studio this morning and see the best folks in the world, my ‘GMA’ family,” Roberts told ABC. “I can’t wait to get back to the anchor chair in a few weeks.”

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Robin Roberts says she's "coming home."

Making an appearance today on Good Morning America, the anchor shot down reports that claimed she'd be off the air until mid-2013, telling viewers her return will take place in "a matter of weeks, not months."

Robin Roberts, No Hair

In fact, fans can look forward to Roberts stopping by the studio NEXT WEEK for what she referred to as a "dry run.

"My last bone marrow aspiration showed no abnormalities – praise God," Roberts told her colleague via satellite. "What all this means is, doctors were waiting for this information so that I can began the process of returning to the anchor chair."

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Robin Roberts Biography

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