It's been just over two months since Good Morning America reporter Amy Robach announced she had breast cancer. Three weeks after her double mastectomy, Robach returned to GMA alongside Robin Roberts, George Stephanopoulos, and Josh Elliott. And just yesterday morning, she opened up about a very personal decision: deciding to cut her hair, take control of her cancer, and get it all on film.
"Today, I am taking control of something I have very little control of," Robach told viewers during the segment. "I am going to cut my hair very short ... I want to say that I had something to do with how I look, not the cancer."
With two rounds of chemo under her belt, Amy and her emotional confession will surely make you weep. Watch her beautiful story, here:
Amy makes an amazing point: for any woman, cutting her hair short with or WITHOUT being diagnosed with cancer can be a super emotional experience. For so many women, their hair is a source of sexiness and confidence, a security blanket that, without it -- they'd feel naked.
Amy's just one of more than 2.8 million women battling breast cancer in the U.S. going through these emotional and physical changes. Cancer is frightening. And for someone in such a public position to share her story in front of a national audience, to be a role model by saying "you don't need to hide" -- it's beautiful.
I really just can't reiterate enough how fabulous Amy's attitude really is. The last line she says during her little speech afterward is what just tugs at my heart strings the most.
"I'm here, and I'm gonna stay here."
Yes, yes you are.
Have you or someone you know ever dealt with breast cancer? Can you relate to the difficult emotions Amy's experiencing?
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