Robin Roberts to Guest Star on National Cancer Survivors Day Episode of ‘Doc McStuffins’
Good Morning America anchor and cancer survivor Robin Roberts will lend her voice to a special episode of Disney Junior’s popular, Peabody Award-winning series Doc McStuffins that will air on National Cancer Survivors Day, Sunday, June 4.
Roberts will voice the character of “Audrey’s mom” in the episode, titled “Hannah the Brave.” In the episode, Audrey is a 4-year-old chemotherapy patient whose doll Hannah has an issue that leads to her hair loss, too. The episode will include an original song called “Brave Like You.”
According to Chris Nee, creator and executive producer of Doc McStuffins, “Since [the series] premiered, we’ve been contacted by numerous families of children who have been dealing with very serious illnesses. With this episode, we set out to tell a story for those kids whose illnesses can’t be cured by just a kiss and a cuddle. It was important to me to let them know that we see them and they matter. Having Robin Roberts portray Audrey’s mom in the episode is so special because she has experienced what many of these kids are going through and she’s exactly who you would want cheerleading them through the tough times in their lives.”
According to a Disney Junior release, on Thursday, June 1, Doc McStuffins will volunteer at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). Doc will meet with kids and families during the hospital’s First Annual Butterfly Clinic, an event designed to help children feel more comfortable and engaged in the hospital environment through medical play.
CHLA is one of more than 40 children’s hospitals around the country that will hold special advance screenings of this episode for their young patients.
Doc McStuffins: “Hannah the Brave” airs Sunday, June 4, at 8am/7c, Disney Channel.