Robin Roberts Feeling ‘Energized’ After Bone Marrow Transplant

Finally, Robin Roberts can officially focus on healing. The “Good Morning America” anchor, 51, underwent a long-awaited bone marrow transplant Thursday in New York City and now begins her road to recovery. Injected with millions of stem cells harvested from her sister, Sally-Ann Roberts, the journalist sang her favorite songs — including “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” — and chatted with friends in the time before Thursday’s five-minute procedure.

Among those in Roberts’ hospital room to support her? Sally-Ann, their sister Dorothy, and Roberts’ ABC colleagues Diane Sawyer and Sam Champion. “I don’t think I will ever forget the power and love that was in that room,” “GMA” weatherman Champion said on Friday’s show, showing a video clip filmed during the procedure. He added that his friend’s “spirits were high” on that important day.

Once Dr. Sergio Giralt injected the stem cells, those in Roberts’ hospital room erupted into a round of applause. “Sally, you’re in me,” Roberts said.