I’m Stronger Than Ever!
FIVE YEARS AFTER HER CANCER DIAGNOSIS, THE ABC NEWSWOMAN PRESSES ONWARD
Every morning is a good one for Amy Robach these days. The GMA cohost is happily married to Melrose Place alum Andrew Shue, has a dream job anchoring ABC’s newsmagazine 20/20 and recently marked five years as a breast-cancer survivor by climbing Mount Kilimanjaro with a group of close friends and family members. “We did it to commemorate the journey,” she told Closer at the Breast Cancer Research Foundation Symposium and Awards Luncheon in NYC. “It’s about conquering fear and letting fear motivate you to be better and treat people better.”
Although she’s aware she’s entering a high-risk period for relapses, Amy says, “I feel stronger today than I was before I had cancer, because physically, mentally and spiritually I am stronger, thanks to everything I’ve been through.”
LIVING FOR TODAY
Amy’s health battle and recovery have given her a new perspective on life. “Security is a myth — none of us knows what the next hour will bring,” she says. “I thought I had learned that lesson as a journalist covering tragedies and nat ural disasters, but you don't really get it until you are personally and acutely threatened.” Cancer, she adds, “awakened me to a whole new reality that now is the only moment we actually have guaranteed.”
She’s making the most of every moment, whether atop a mountain or on a couch with Andrew “in front of the TV set with a glass of wine,” Amy, 45, laughs. “That’s how old we are!”
Amy with husband Andrew Shue and her daughters, Annalise and Ava