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Robin Roberts Feels The Love: ‘I Slept Like A Baby For The First Time Since My Diagnosis’


Jun. 12 2012, Published 6:00 a.m. ET

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A day after tearfully announcing she's undergoing a bone marrow transplant to treat MDS, a rare blood and bone-marrow disorder, Good Morning America anchor Robin Roberts Tuesday said she "slept like a baby for the first time since my diagnosis" in the wake of countless well wishes and supportive messages, as she battles the rare disease.

"My family and I are overwhelmed and comforted by the response from everyone," the classy Roberts said. "It really has been very comforting."

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Roberts, in treating the disease, will start chemotherapy immediately, and is slated to undergo a transplant this fall; her older sister will be the donor.

Roberts received uplifting messages from both First Lady Michelle Obama, who tweeted she and the president have the journalist in their prayers; and presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney's wife Ann, who Roberts said "has had her own health challenges," in the form of multiple sclerosis.

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Other stars who sent their wishes and prayers to the 51-year-old include Katie Couric, Kristin Chenoweth, Josh Groban, Gayle King and Rob Lowe.

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