Before their recent trip to New York, Nurse Coordinators Debbie Covington and Pat Odell orchestrated the creation of a large sign from the Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplant Program to tell the world that the “UNC BMT Program Loves Robin Roberts!”
Roberts, an anchor on Good Morning America and breast cancer survivor, recently underwent a related-donor transplant for myelodysplastic syndrome in New York and has been doing well. The sign, being held high by the nurses, was seen outside the ABC studios before the show began, and Covington and Odell were promptly brought in to meet Robin and the Good Morning America crew. They were then invited to hang out back stage during the episode. They left the poster with Roberts, on her request, who will now always have something by which to remember UNC.
Date: July 5, 2013