One of the daughters of television personality Michael Strahan has revealed her brain tumor diagnosis. According to PEOPLE, the 19-year-old publicly shared the news alongside her father on Thursday, January 11.
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More Details Regarding The Announcement Of Michael Strahan’s Daughter
According to the outlet, Strahan and his daughter Isabella revealed the news during an interview with his home network ‘Good Morning America.’ The pair explained that the 19-year-old is “battling a malignant brain tumor.”
The tumor is known as medulloblastoma.
Mayo Clinic reports that the tumor is cancerous and “starts in the lower back part of the brain.” The outlet adds that it is the “most common type of cancerous brain tumor in children.”
According to Good Morning America, Isabella was diagnosed with the tumor in October 2023, during her freshman year of college.
“I didn’t notice anything was off till probably like Oct. 1,” Isabella explained. “That’s when I definitely noticed headaches, nausea, couldn’t walk straight.”
After undergoing medical tests at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California, doctors informed Isabella that she had a “fast-growing 4-centimeter tumor, larger than a golf ball, in the back of her brain.”
Watch Strahan and his daughter share their recollection of the events below.
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According to Good Morning America, Isabella underwent emergency surgery to remove the mass from her brain on October 27, 2023. She reportedly learned to walk again with the help of her twin sister, Sophia.
Additionally, Isabella has also undergone a month of rehabilitation and “several rounds of radiation treatment.” In February, she is scheduled to begin chemotherapy.
Isabella explained that she’s ready for her battle with the tumor to be “one day closer to being over.” However, she hopes sharing her experience can inspire others.
“It’s been like, two months of keeping it quiet, which is definitely difficult,” she explained. “I don’t wanna hide it anymore ’cause it’s hard to always keep in. I hope to just kind of be a voice, and be [someone] who people, maybe [those who] are going through chemotherapy or radiation can look at.”
Additionally, Isabella is focusing on gratitude.
“Perspective is a big thing,” she shared. “I’m grateful. I am grateful just to walk or see friends or do something, ’cause when you can’t do something, it like, really impacts you.”
Social Media Shows Support For Isabella Strahan
Social media users entered The Shade Room’s comment section to share their support for the 19-year-old.
Instagram user @tessybeee wrote.
“Praying for this young lady, Lord touch her and heal her as only You can do ”
While Instagram user @elizabethhuspen added.
“Cancer is so unfair.. cancer in your kids!! I couldn’t imagine.”
Instagram user @beautyisme_tee wrote.
“My son suffered from this … it’s a long battle but Children’s Hospital in Washington DC saved my baby life. He was diagnosed when he was 7 and he is now 16 .. it was a long journey but we made it …Praying for ur family .”
While Instagram user @anarcotics added.
“God please heal her and give her the strength to fight”
Instagram user @carm3nsdiego wrote.
“My good girlfriend is a brain tumor survivor, and I pray that this young lady is too.. God has the final say, and I pray for her healing ”
While Instagram user @kgood1218 added.
“He’s putting on a brave face and being so strong for her. Nothing harder for a parent to see, is their child sick and we can’t take their illness and give it to ourselves and relieve them of any pain. I pray for healing, and strength and comfort to the family”
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Watch Sidner share more about her diagnosis below.
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