Good Morning America host Robin Roberts announced she will return to work on Feb. 20, five months after undergoing a bone marrow transplant to treat her Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS). Roberts stated:
What a difference a year makes. I cannot wait to return to my GMA family. It's going to be an incredible morning in Times Square. The overwhelming thoughts and prayers of the viewers have played a major part in getting me here today. I cannot thank everyone enough.
In the weeks leading up to Roberts’ return, GMA will showcase stories of people who are also battling MDS, and those who Roberts has motivated through her struggle. Roberts will also discuss her illness and treatment on a special edition of 20/20 on Feb. 22, which will feature those who were inspired by her public battle.