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‘Keep Living Every Day’: Michael Strahan’s Daughter Reveals Brain Tumor Diagnosis

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‘Keep Living Every Day’: Michael Strahan’s Daughter Reveals Brain Tumor Diagnosis

By Movieguide® Contributor

GOOD MORNING AMERICA’s Michael Strahan and his daughter Isabella have just revealed she has been battling a brain tumor for the last few months. 

“I’m feeling good. Not too bad. And I’m very excited for this whole process to wrap,” Isabella said during a GMA interview. “But you just have to keep living every day, I think, through the whole thing.”

The 19-year-old first learned of her condition — medulloblastoma, a common type of malignant tumor in the brain’s cerebellum — in October 2023. Isabella first knew something was wrong when she noticed “headaches, nausea, couldn’t walk straight.”

A few weeks later, she woke up and started “throwing up blood.” After texting her sister, Isabella went to the hospital, where she got a “full check-up.” That’s when doctors found a “fast-growing 4-centimeter tumor, larger than a golf ball, in the back of her brain.”

She underwent emergency surgery and six weeks of radiation therapy and will begin chemotherapy next month. 

“It’s been like, two months of keeping it quiet, which is definitely difficult,” Isabella shared, per The Hollywood Reporter. “I don’t want to hide it anymore because it’s hard to always keep in. 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.”

Strahan praised his daughter’s response and outlook to her condition, saying, “I literally think that, in a lot of ways, I’m the luckiest man in the world, because I’ve got 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.”

As Isabella continues to recover, she is focused on the future. 

“I’m looking forward to getting back to college and moving back to California and just starting my school experience over,” she explained. “Not over, but just restarting, being back into a routine and something that’s enjoyable.”

Isabella continued, “Perspective is a big thing. I’m grateful. I am grateful just to walk or see friends or do something, ’cause when you can’t do something, it really impacts you.”

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Now more than ever we’re bombarded by darkness in media, movies, and TV. Movieguide® has fought back for almost 40 years, working within Hollywood to propel uplifting and positive content. We’re proud to say we’ve collaborated with some of the top industry players to influence and redeem entertainment for Jesus. Still, the most influential person in Hollywood is you. The viewer.

What you listen to, watch, and read has power. Movieguide® wants to give you the resources to empower the good and the beautiful. But we can’t do it alone. We need your support.

You can make a difference with as little as $7. It takes only a moment. If you can, consider supporting our ministry with a monthly gift. Thank you.

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