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Michael Strahan's Daughter Shares Brain Tumor Battle

By    |   Thursday, 11 January 2024 11:47 AM EST

Michael Strahan's 19-year-old daughter has revealed her private battle with a malignant brain tumor.

Sitting down with her father to discuss the news during a "Good Morning America" segment with Robin Roberts on Thursday, Isabella Strahan, a University of Southern California freshman, said she received the diagnosis in October 2023, after undergoing an MRI scan that was prompted when she began experiencing headaches.

"I didn't notice anything was off till probably like Oct. 1," she said. "That's when I definitely noticed headaches, nausea, couldn't walk straight."

At first, Isabella Strahan thought she was experiencing vertigo. However, a few weeks later, Oct. 25, she awoke to the realization that her condition had deteriorated significantly.

"I woke up, probably at like, 1 p.m. I dreaded waking up. But I was throwing up blood," she recounted. "I texted [my sister], who then notified the whole family."

Her symptoms persisted, which ultimately led to her going for an MRI scan. Doctors discovered she had developed a fast-growing, four-centimeter tumor in the back of her brain. Michael Strahan was informed before his daughter.

"I don't really remember much," he 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."

On the eve of her 19th birthday, on Oct. 27, Isabella Strahan underwent urgent surgery at Cedars-Sinai to have the mass removed. She had to learn how to walk again and subsequently underwent a month of rehabilitation and several rounds of radiation treatment.

But although she still battles with some side effects such as nausea and dizziness, Isabella Strahan said she is "feeling good" these days.

"I'm feeling good. Not too bad. And I'm very excited for this whole process to wrap, but you just have to keep living every day, I think, through the whole thing," she said.

Zoe Papadakis

Zoe Papadakis is a Newsmax writer based in South Africa with two decades of experience specializing in media and entertainment. She has been in the news industry as a reporter, writer and editor for newspapers, magazine and websites.

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