Michael Strahan’s Daughter, Isabella, Reveals Battle Against Brain Cancer

Posted By Kaptain Kush January 12, 2024

Isabella Strahan, the 19-year-old daughter of renowned NFL figure Michael Strahan with his ex-wife, Jean Muggli, recently opened up about her ongoing struggle with brain cancer in an interview with Good Morning America co-host Robin Roberts.

Starting her freshman year of college last fall, Isabella initially attributed her persistent headaches to vertigo. However, her condition took a serious turn in late October 2023, prompting her to seek medical attention. After waking up with alarming symptoms, including vomiting blood, Isabella underwent medical examinations that revealed a rapidly growing golf ball-sized tumor in the back of her brain.

In a brave move, the teenager underwent emergency surgery on October 27, just a day before her 19th birthday. Following the procedure, Isabella endured a month of rehabilitation, followed by a series of radiation sessions.

I just finished radiation therapy… I got to ring the bell yesterday,” Isabella shared, expressing excitement over completing the challenging treatment. She is set to undergo chemotherapy at Duke Children’s Hospital & Health Center in Durham, North Carolina, next month. Isabella plans to document her journey through a new YouTube series, with proceeds dedicated to supporting the hospital.

Michael Strahan, known for his illustrious career with the New York Giants and as a co-host on Good Morning America, expressed his admiration for his daughter. Despite acknowledging Isabella‘s challenges, he considers himself the “luckiest man in the world” to have such an “amazing” daughter.

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,” Michael Strahan affirmed.

Medulloblastoma, the form of brain cancer Isabella is battling, is a rare tumor that originates in the lower back part of the brain, according to the Mayo Clinic. While uncommon, it is the most prevalent cancerous brain tumor in children. Treatment typically involves surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, or both.

As Isabella prepares for her chemotherapy journey, she remains optimistic, ready to share her experiences with the world through her YouTube series and contribute to the cause by supporting Duke Children’s Hospital & Health Center. The Strahan family and countless well-wishers rallied behind Isabella as she courageously faced this challenging chapter.

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