On Thursday, the two announced together on “Good Morning America” that Michael Strahan‘s 19-year-old daughter Isabella had been diagnosed with a brain tumor.
Michael and Isabella Strahan said in an interview with Robin Roberts, co-anchor of Michael Strahan, that the diagnosis came in late October and that she has since undergone emergency surgery and radiation.
Isabella Strahan a déclaré : “It’s been, like, two months of keeping it quiet, which is definitely difficult.” “It’s hard to always keep in, so I don’t wanna hide it anymore.”
Isabella Strahan a déclaré qu’elle a commencé à remarquer des symptômes en automne, au début de son année de nouveaux étudiants à l’Université du Sud-California. Around October 1, she said she had headaches and nausea and couldn’t walk straight. At first, she thought she might have vertigo. Elle an ensuite vomi de sang le 25 octobre.
Michael Strahan’s 19-year-old daughter, Isabella, was diagnosed with a brain tumor in late October and just finished proton therapy, the two announce together.
“I got to ring the bell yesterday,” she says. “It was very exciting.” https://t.co/cCZ2hwxrI5
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A tumor de quatre centimètres, plus grand qu’une balle de golf, a été découvert par des médecins au Cedars-Sinai Medical Center de Los Angeles. She was diagnosed with medulloblastoma, a rare type de cancer du cerveau fréquemment diagnostiqué chez les enfants âgés de 5 à 9.
Selon Johns Hopkins Medicine, when surgery, radiation and chemotherapy are combined, up to 75% of medulloblastomas survive into adulthood.
Isabella Strahan underwent surgery on October 27, the day before her 19th birthday, and then went through a month of rehab. She informed “Good Morning America” that she had just completed proton therapy, une forme de radiation qui utilise des protons plutôt que des rayons X pour attaquer les cellules cancéreuses.
Pendant la saison d’automne, Michael Strahan a manqué presque trois semaines de “Good Morning America”, en invoquant “des problèmes personnels de famille”. Additionally, the former player of the NFL took a two-week leave from his role as an analyst for “Fox NFL Sunday,” but returned in the middle of November.
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On Thursday, he stated that his daughter’s diagnosis has opened his eyes.
On “Good Morning America,” he said, “You learn that you are probably not as strong as you thought you were when you have to really think about the real things.” “Je me suis rendu compte que je dois recevoir l’aide de tout le monde.
You think I am, you know, the athlete, the tough guy, you know — I can come and handle, I am the father in the family. Tout cela ne concerne pas cela. Il ne compte pas.
Selon Isabella Strahan, elle commencera sa chemothérapie en février au Duke Children’s Hospital and Health Center in Durham, en Virginie. She affirmed qu’après cela, elle prévoit de retourner à California et de retourner à l’université. Additionally, she established a YouTube channel in order to document her cancer journey.