It has been five years since "Good Morning America" co-anchor Robin Roberts received a Bone Marrow Transplant to treat myelodysplastic syndrome. She underwent a successful transplant, and five years later she believed it was something worth celebrating. Therefore, her morning talk show honored her on Wednesday, September 20, 2017.

Robin was already a breast cancer survivor when she was diagnosed with the rare blood disorder.

After going through 10 days of chemotherapy, she was ready for the bone marrow transplant. All three of her siblings were tested, but it was Sally-Ann Roberts who was a perfect match and became a donor for her sister.

All has gone well for Robin during the last five years. She said she is healthy, strong and eternally grateful for life. None of those adjectives are exaggerations because over the last five years the broadcaster has been doing her job and doing it well.

Not only has she done her job at the anchor desk, but she also has been on numerous assignments where she represented "Good Morning America."

Five years old

The 56-year-old broadcaster determined that she is only five years old because of her rebirth thanks to Sally-Ann who joined Robin on the show. She hugged Robin and made a touching speech and told her she is so grateful to be here five years later to see her just beaming with health.

She concluded by telling her she was honored to have been able to be her donor. Not only was Sally-Ann on the show to celebrate with her sister, but Robin's longtime partner, Amber Laign was there also. Robin spoke highly of the massage therapist and thanked her for taking care of her when she was so sick.

Robin's journey

Roberts was diagnosed with an early form of breast cancer in 2007. She didn't hesitate but underwent surgery on August 3.

She completed all chemotherapy treatments in five months followed by six and a half weeks of radiation. In 2012, her doctors informed her that she needed a bone marrow because she had been diagnosed with MDS.

Be the Match Registry had 1,800 donors to sign up the very day Roberts went public with her illness. She was on a leave of absence from "Good Morning America" while she was recuperating from the bone marrow transplant.

Because Roberts allowed her illness and recovery to be documented, she received a 2012 Peabody Award for ABC's daytime talk show.

Jussie Smollett serenaded Robin by singing his hit, "You're So Beautiful." The two of them danced together. At the end of Wednesday's celebration, a tall birthday cake was rolled out for all the people who had come to be with Robin on her fifth birthday.

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