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Robin Roberts "Comforted" By Fan Support While Battling Illness

Posted Tuesday June 12, 2012 9:13 AM GMT

Her new struggle with a bone marrow disease called MDS (myelodysplastic syndrome), Robin Roberts was blown away by the love and support she received from friends and fans.

The “Good Morning America” star shared "I slept like a baby last night for the first night since my diagnosis. . .My family and I are overwhelmed and comforted by the response from everyone.”

Rob Lowe tweeted, "My best thoughts to Robin Roberts at Good Morning America. She's a great lady and a fighter,” while Katie Couric contributed, "We all love you and are cheering you on!"

Meanwhile, Josh Groban added in, "Sending nothing but love and well wishes to my pal Robin Roberts as she fights the good fight. She will prevail!"

And First Lady Michelle Obama shared, "Barack and I have you in our prayers. We believe in you and thank you for bringing awareness and hope to others."

Roberts added, "It really has been very comforting. I am very fortunate to have a sister who is an excellent match. This greatly improves my chances for a cure."

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