Robin Roberts: An Inspiring Cancer Soldier

Robin celebrating her 'first' birthday
Strutting her stuff on the Red Carpet

Description: What a Crazy Story

Robin Roberts, born in Tuskegee, Alabama graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University (SLU) in 1983. At a young age Robin moved to Christian, Mississippi where she was active in basketball as well as other sports. In 1990, Roberts joined ESPN, because of her outstanding abilities on camera she was hired by GMA. Robin has done extensive reporting around the globe. She has traveled to the middle east with Laura Bush. Roberts was on a mission to spread awareness about breast cancer in the Muslim world, mainly for the people that couldn't afford health care. She has also traveled to Africa with former president Bill Clinton for a first hand look at AIDS in that part of the world. Mrs. Roberts traveled to Mexico and scaled the Mayan pyramids for GMA's series "The new 7 Wonders of the World".

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Problem/Solution: Did That Really Just Happen

In 2007 Robin was diagnosed with breast cancer. Robin got out of the shower one day and found a lump in her left breast. She, then, went to the doctor and had a mammogram which failed to show the lump. Her physician ordered a biopsy which confirmed a diagnosis of breast cancer. Robin's doctor said the treatment could cause more cancer, but Robin took the risk. About five years later (March 2012) Robin was diagnosed with Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS and/or pre-leukemia). This is a disease which causes her white blood cells to stop reproducing. This means her body can't fight off all the infections that come in contact with her body. In early June, Robin had something called pre treatment done and later that year she had a bone marrow transplant thanks to her sisters compatibility.

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Chronological Order: Something New Every Year

Robin Roberts was born in Tuskegee, Alabama. She later graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University in 1983. Robin was diagnosed with breast cancer in June of 2007. She had treatment which took about five years and later cause MDS. In March of 2012 Robin was diagnosed with Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS or pre-leukemia). In early June Robin had pre treatment. Then, near the end of the year she had a bone marrow transplant. Ever since she conquered breast cancer and MDS Robin has been a healthy anchor on GMA.

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Author and Purpose of This Website

Hi, I'm Adriana from HMS. I created this website as part of my research project. I had a ton of fun making this website for you. Also, while researching Mrs. Roberts I learned a lot. I recommend reading her book "Everybody's got Something". It is very heartfelt and inspiring in so many ways. Thank you so much for choosing my website to read. I hope you enjoyed learning about Robin Roberts and her inspiring journey.


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2 years ago

I learned so many things about Robin, I only knew a little bit about her. After hearing about her inspiring story, I felt like I knew a lot more about her, like she devolved cancer twice. I loved your description breakdown organizer, Olivia Yarema

2 years ago

I LOVE THE COLORSSS. I really like how you incorporated all of the different colors. It mustve been really hard for her to pull through from BOTH CANCERS... is she now cancer free? ~ Olivia

2 years ago

I didn't know that she had cancer twice, I liked all of the colors and I really liked your description paragraph and organizer. -Trey Watts