The colorful bracelets each have Roberts’ initials along with the Prayer for Protection Roberts’ mother taught her: “Light, Love, Power, Presence.” Roberts’ friends designed the wristband following her diagnosis of myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS).
Roberts went public with her diagnosis on June 11, 2012 and revealed her best hope for a cure is a bone marrow transplant from her sister, Sally-Ann.
“Since my diagnosis, I’ve been focusing on the fight, not the fright,” Roberts said. “I’m a thriver, not a survivor, and I hope everyone out there wears this bracelet in honor of the countless other thrivers around the world.”
“Robin is an example to everyone battling a life-threatening disease,” said Jeffrey W. Chell, M.D., chief executive officer of the National Marrow Donor Program® (NMDP). “Robin is fighting her disease with grace, while helping raise awareness for Be The Match and the critical need for more bone marrow donors.”
Source: Be The Match