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.


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