Robin Roberts, the beloved "Good Morning America" host who inspired millions with her public fight against a rare blood disorder, was honored last night with the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the 2013 ESPYs.
"There are many worthy of holding this honor, others who have exhibited far more courage, strength and resilience, and it's humbling for me to represent you tonight," Roberts said after being presented with the award by LeBron James. "I draw strength from you. You give me the courage to face down any challenge, to know when fear knocks, to let faith answer the door."
Roberts returned to her co-hosting duties for "Good Morning America" in February after a nearly six-month leave of absence to battle myelodysplastic syndrome, a rare bone marrow and blood disorder. Following her public appeal for more people to sign up to become bone marrow donors through BeTheMatch.org, more than 56,000 answered the call.
In May, Roberts announced that she would be writing a memoir about her health challenges, saying: "I am humbled that many have an interest, and draw strength from my on-going journey. I’m grateful for the prayers and well wishes of so many people."
You can watch her beautiful acceptance speech from last night below.
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