Robin Roberts left “Good Morning America” on Thursday, August 30 instead of Friday, August 31 as had been planned.
She left a day earlier to fly home to Mississippi to be with her ailing mother, Lucimarian, and her family in the hurricane zone. Robin said:
“Our beloved mother, the matriarch of our family, 88-years-old, has had some health issues recently and it’s got to the point that Sally-Ann and I need to get home so I’m leaving a day early.”
SPECIAL NOTE: Robin and her sister, Sally-Ann did get to Mississippi before their mother, Lucimarian Roberts died Thursday night, August 30.
As Robin left for an extended medical leave, she was surrounded by family, “GMA” staff and fellow anchors.
Robin assured her supporters that . . .
“The greatest tragedy is to have the experience and miss the meaning,” Roberts said. “I am determined not to miss that meaning because through it I have discovered that I have been given many gifts, gifts that will carry me through this difficult time.”
Roberts told viewers earlier this summer that she had been diagnosed with MDS, or, myelodysplastic syndrome, a rare blood disorder. Robin’s older sister, Sally-Ann is a local television news anchor in New Orleans, is Robin’s donor who is an excellent match for Robin.
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