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Deborah Roberts details health struggle - and how son Nick helped overcome them

The ABC journalist is keeping strong

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Ahad Sanwari
Ahad SanwariOnline News WriterNew York
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Deborah Roberts has often been quite candid with her followers about her life and the struggles it often entails, opening up in an emotional new post.

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Today star Al Roker's wife shared pictures of herself taking a beautiful walk in the park, surrounded by luscious greenery, but all wasn't as rosy as it appeared.

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She revealed that her smile masked deeper feelings and aches, saying: "Tuesday truth. Today I will remind you not to believe all the happy images you see on social media."

Deborah continued: "This smile is masking a headache and dizziness and nausea. A migraine and vertigo has seized me for the last few days. I get them occasionally but this is a rough bout.

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"Don't know if you suffer but it’s exhausting. Not sure if it's a long term result of Covid or the pollen or stress. Or none of the above." 

deborah roberts park© Photo: Instagram

Deborah opened up about overcoming her health struggles

She then added a message of hope, mentioning how her son Nick inspired her, explaining: "But if I've learned anything from Nick, it's no matter the challenge, life is 60 percent determination. 

"So I trudged through a 2 mile run and am determined to feel better today. You never know what's happening for people despite what you see. #compassion," she concluded.

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The ABC journalist recently also opened up about moving onward with hope as she spoke of her experiences during the onset of the pandemic with a bathroom selfie of herself taken soon after the family moved upstate to isolate.

Deborah wrote: "Thursday thoughts. Two years ago I took this pic. The reality of our new pared down and uncertain reality was sinking in." 

deborah roberts al roker smile© Photo: Instagram

The journalist shared her message of positivity with fans

She continued: "I was just beginning to make a decision to choose hope over despair. Hard days were ahead but like many of you, occasionally I found reason to smile. This was meant to be my stark reminder to always look for light. #tbt."

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