Robin Roberts will get Espy award for courage - WRBL

Robin Roberts will get Espy award for courage

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ESPN has announced that Good Morning America anchor Robin Roberts will receive an ESPY award this summer for her inspirational courage and strength.

Robin Roberts returned to Good Morning America in February...five months after she underwent a bone marrow transplant to treat myelodysplastic syndrome.

It's a disease of the blood and bone marrow and was once known as preleukemia.

On hand for Roberts' return were her co-anchors George Stephanopoulos, Josh Elliott, Lara Spencer and Sam Champion.

A studio full of family, friends and fans who supported her, as well as the doctors and nurses who guided her recovery were also there for her return.

ESPN says Roberts will receive the Arthur Ashe Courage award at the 2013 ESPYS on July 17 in Los Angeles.

The award goes to individuals whose contributions transcend sports.

By the way, Roberts was the first female sports anchor on ESPN in the 90's.

She has worked with Good Morning America for the past two decades.

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