Isabella Strahan, the 19-year-old daughter of Michael Strahan, recently revealed her battle with brain cancer. In a heartfelt interview with Robin Roberts on Good Morning America, Isabella bravely shared her journey and her determination to overcome this devastating diagnosis.
Isabella began experiencing headaches and other symptoms in October 2023, during her freshman year at USC. After waking up one day and vomiting blood, she decided to seek medical help. Thankfully, a thorough doctor ordered tests that ultimately led to the diagnosis of a 4-centimeter tumor in the back of Isabella’s brain.
On October 27, just one day before her 19th birthday, Isabella underwent surgery to have the tumor removed. Since then, she has been going through radiation therapy and will soon start chemotherapy. Isabella’s strength and resilience are truly inspiring.
Through it all, Isabella has had the unwavering support of her twin sister Sophia and her father Michael Strahan. Michael expressed his gratitude for Isabella and her positive attitude during this difficult time. He believes that they can handle whatever comes their way and that Isabella will conquer this challenge.
Isabella has decided to share her continuing story through a YouTube series in partnership with Duke Children’s Hospital & Health Center. She hopes to be a voice for others going through similar experiences and to provide support and inspiration.
As Isabella’s journey continues, she remains optimistic and focused on the future. She recently completed radiation therapy and celebrated by ringing the bell. While there have been many tough days, Isabella cherishes every moment and is eager to get back to her normal routine.
This battle with cancer has taught Isabella and her family the importance of perspective. They now appreciate the simple things in life, like walking and spending time with loved ones.
Sophia, Isabella’s twin sister, expressed her love and admiration for her sister on Instagram. She considers Isabella her best friend and is in awe of her strength. The bond between the sisters is unbreakable.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Isabella Strahan as she continues to fight this battle. Her bravery and determination are an inspiration to us all.