Major props to Robin Roberts for being such a warrior in the face of such a terrible illness!
She is recovering from a bone marrow transplant after battling a rare bone marrow disorder.
But that did not stop Good Morning America host Robin Roberts from attending an intimate wedding for ABC News weatherman Sam Champion and his partner Rubem Robierb on Friday.
Two months after undergoing the operation, Roberts was back on her feet at the ceremony, proudly showing off her shaved and looking radiant in a red sequinned dress.
The resilient GMA anchor, who is also a breast cancer survivor, shaved her head on television in 2007 and wore a wig on air afterwards.
According to People, Roberts cheered on Champion and his partner of three years, a fine-arts photographer, as they said their vows at their Manhattan apartment at the end of the week.
The newswoman reportedly read a poem by Elizabeth Barrett Browning during the ceremony.
Champion and Robierb, who met three years ago at a New Year’s Eve party in Miami, announced their engagement this past October.
Surrounded by a small group of family and friends, including Lara Spencer and Josh Elliott, New York State Supreme Court Justice George J. Silver conducted the 10-minute long ceremony.
A larger wedding party will reportedly take place in Miami on New Year’s Eve.
Roberts announced in June that she had been diagnosed with MDS, or myelodysplastic syndrome, a disease of the blood and bone marrow once known as preleukemia.
The 52-year-old underwent a course of chemotherapy in advance of the transplant later this year in which her sister was the donor.
After undergoing a bone marrow transplant, Roberts was discharged from the hospital a month later.
She was briefly re-admitted when her body was fighting a common infection, but was out of the hospital within a few days.
Although Roberts has been on medical leave since September, she has continued to communicate with viewers through video messages on ABC News and through Twitter. The network also documented her journey for viewers to remain abreast of her recovery.
Robin looks great doesn’t she?
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