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Robin Roberts is celebrating her longtime partner Amber Laign’s completion of radiation amid her breast cancer treatment.
“Sweet Amber completing radiation, a very important phase of her treatment!” the “Good Morning America” anchor captioned an Instagram video Monday that showed Laign ringing the ceremonial cancer bell at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
“We both thank you for all your well wishes and prayers,” Roberts went on. “Proud of her and all fellow Thrivers for your grit and grace during a challenging time. This is indeed my #mondaymotivation 🙏🏾.”
In the short clip, the massage therapist and businesswoman read from a plaque on the wall and said, “My treatment is done, the course is run and I am on my way.”
She then rang the bell three times and took off her hat to jump up and down before joining in as several people within earshot clapped for her.
On her Instagram Story, Roberts also posted a boomerang video showing Laign doing her “happy dance after ringing the bell!!”
The longtime broadcaster announced in April that Laign had to suspend her treatment due to “complications with the chemotherapy.”
“They’re working it out. We’re gonna figure it out. The prognosis is still very good,” Roberts told Entertainment Tonight at the time, noting that Laign’s “spirits” took a hit after learning the news.
“But I was able to tell her, as most people [who] have gone through cancer [know], this happens,” added the TV host, who fought through own battle with breast cancer after receiving a diagnosis in 2007.
In February 2022, Roberts revealed Laign, whom she’s been dating since 2005, was diagnosed with breast cancer at the end of 2021 and underwent surgery in January.
She explained to her Twitter followers that she would be “away from ‘GMA’ from time to time” to help Laign navigate her health journey — just as Laign had done for her.
“It’s my turn now to be there for her like she was for me.”
In 2012, years after beating breast cancer, Roberts was diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), a condition in which blood-forming cells in the bone marrow become abnormal.
She received a bone marrow transplant thanks to her sister, but the procedure kept her in the hospital for an entire month.
“I felt like I was dying,” Roberts told People of the experience. “I couldn’t eat or drink. I couldn’t even get out of bed.”
She acknowledged to ET during April’s interview that it’s “human nature” to wonder, “Why me?” However, she said she learned to shift her perspective.
“I was like, ‘Why not me? Why not me?’ I have the strength. I’ve been through this. I can help Amber,’” she recalled. “She’s helping me, so I turned ‘Why me?’ into ‘Why not me?’”
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