She took the opportunity to go to her Facebook page and shared her reflection of this past year which included a long recovery from her highly publicized bone marrow transplant.
She also thanked her staff, family, associates and her “longtime girlfriend, Amber” for helping her get deal with the life-threatening issue.
“Hard to believe this was 1 year ago today..when I reached a critical milestone of 100 days post transplant…and KJ was finally allowed to come back home. Reading this comforts me and I hope the same for you:
‘If you are depressed, you are living in the past. If you are anxious, you are living in the future. If you are at peace, you are living in the present.’ At this moment I am at peace and filled with joy and gratitude.”
Her personal thanks continued …
“I am grateful to God, my doctors and nurses for my restored good health. I am grateful for my sister, Sally-Ann, for being my donor and giving me the gift of life. I am grateful for my entire family, my long time girlfriend, Amber, and friends as we prepare to celebrate a glorious new year together. I am grateful for the many prayers and well wishes for my recovery. I return every one of them to you 100 fold. On this last Sunday of 2013 I encourage you to reflect on what you are grateful for too. Wishing you a Healthy and Happy New Year. Peace, love, and blessings to all..XO”
Following Robin’s posting of her note, ABC News released this statement:
“We love Robin and Amber, who we have all known for a long time. We were so touched by her Facebook message today and so thankful for all the loving support she has in her life.”
According to the NY Daily News, Roberts’ girlfriend, Amber Laign, is a licensed massage therapist who specializes in treating patients recovering from injuries, sources said. The couple met through mutual friends and have been in a committed relationship, living together in New York, for more than ten years.
Sunday marked the one-year anniversary of newswoman’s critical 100 days post transplant. She gleefully marked the occasion a year ago when doctors said her immune system was strong enough handle allowing her beloved pooch, KJ, to move back into her apartment.
“On this last Sunday of 2013 I encourage you to reflect on what you are grateful for too,” she wrote on Facebook. “Wishing you a Healthy and Happy New Year.”