To call Robin Roberts a positive-thinking person would definitely be an understatement.
"I feel now more than ever that my life has purpose," the Good Morning America cohost tells Parade six months after undergoing a bone marrow transplant. "I think that I am being used for light and love and resilience. For whatever reason, I'm able to touch people, and I'm so grateful for that."
The 52-year-old anchor also recalls how her coworkers didn't hesitate to take time out for her during her medical leave, making regular visits to the hospital.
"People call them colleagues, and I'm like, 'Colleagues don't come to your room when you're about to be reborn. These are the people that you love, who are close to you.' They're family to me," she says.
Roberts, also a breast cancer survivor, underwent the transplant to treat the rare blood disorder, myelodysplastic syndrome.
She returned to GMA on Feb 20.