Michael Strahan’s daughter Isabella, 19, reveals brain cancer diagnosis

Michael Strahan’s daughter, Isabella, is battling brain cancer. The 19-year-old and her father revealed the devastating news in a sit-down interview with Robin Roberts that aired on Good Morning America Thursday.

“I’m feeling good. Not too bad,” Isabella, who will start treatment next month, said.

Isabella was diagnosed with medulloblastoma in October 2023 after experiencing headaches for a month during her first year of college at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.

“I didn’t notice anything was off till probably like Oct. 1,” she told Roberts. “That’s when I definitely noticed headaches, nausea, couldn’t walk straight.”

At first she blamed vertigo, but after she woke up one day in late October and began throwing up blood she knew something was seriously wrong.

“I was like, ‘Hm, this probably isn’t good.’ So I texted [my sister], who then notified the whole family.”

“That was when we decided, ‘You need to really go get a thorough checkup,’” Michael said. “And thank goodness for the doctor. I feel like this doctor saved her life because she was thorough enough to say, ‘Let’s do the full checkup.’”

After undergoing multiple tests and scans, Isabella was ordered to head to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. It wasn’t until she was at the hospital that doctors discovered she had a fast-growing tumor the size of a golf ball located in the back of her brain.

“I don’t really remember much,” the father of four said. “I just remember trying to figure out how to get to LA ASAP. And it just doesn’t feel real. It just didn’t feel real.”

Isabella underwent surgery followed by several rounds of radiation treatment as well as a month of rehab.

“I got to ring the bell yesterday,” she said. “It was great. It was very exciting because it’s been a long 30 sessions, six weeks.”

“It’s been like, two months of keeping it quiet, which is definitely difficult. I don’t wanna hide it anymore ’cause it’s hard to always keep in,” she said. “I hope to just kind of be a voice, and be [someone] who maybe [those who] are going through chemotherapy or radiation can look at.”

“I literally think that in a lot of ways, I’m the luckiest man in the world because I’ve got an amazing daughter,” Michael said. “I know she’s going through it, but I know that we’re never given more than we can handle and that she is going to crush this.”

Related Posts

Catherina Zeta Jones Photos

Catherine Zeta-Jones CBE (born 25 September 1969) is a Welsh actress.     Recognised for her versatility, she has received various accolades, including an Academy Award, a British Academy Film…

Read more

How Our ’90s Celebrity Crushes Look Like Today

The 90s marked the childhood and youth of many of us. Therefore, we remember that time with special fondness and love. It was then that we experienced our first crushes…

Read more

Legendary actor passed away in his Big Horn, Wyoming home

Doug Sheehan, who played General Hospital, died suddenly at age 75. Fans are sad about the loss of a TV legend. Doug played Joe Kelly on the famous soap opera….

Read more

Only Those With High IQs Will Spot The Second Horse in This Head Scratching Optical Illusion

An optical illusion is a fun way to challenge your mind. However, some people believe they are also an indicator of intellect. For example, a new brain teaser with a…

Read more

What is SPAM And What Is It Made of, Anyway?

Have you ever wondered what exactly goes into that iconic canned meat called SPAM? Well, you’re not alone! SPAM has been a pantry staple for decades, and its unique taste…

Read more

Incredibly practical vintage tool with an obvious use for a particular job field

History of the Feeler Gauge Tool The feeler gauge tool, a staple in mechanical and engineering fields, has a history dating back to the early 20th century. Developed as precision…

Read more

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *