Michael Strahan reveals his daughter’s cancer diagnosis on ‘Good Morning America’


The New England Patriots are in the hands of our family, and we understand how important this asset is to the fabric of our community,” Kraft said. “What has transpired here over the past three to four years is unacceptable, and we have a duty to do everything in our power to rectify the situation.”

I’m proud of her, and she’s always been resilient, and it’s so personal that I wasn’t sure she’d want to talk about it,” Strahan said. 

Isabella Strahan, 19, a freshman at USC, decided to share her story with GMA host Robin Roberts.

According to reports, Isabella began suffering from severe headaches in September, along with nausea and difficulty walking. She said she initially thought she was dizzy, but then vomited blood in late October. She wrote to her twin sister, Sophia, who told the Strahan family about her condition, and Michael Strahan drove her to the hospital.

The results of Isabella’s MRI showed a rapidly developing, four-centimeter brain tumor the size of a golf ball, Roberts said. Emergency surgery was performed the following day to remove the tumor.

But Isabella rang the bell, she said, which is a time of celebration for cancer patients who finish their radiation or chemotherapy. She said she had 30 radiation sessions and will start chemo at Duke University next month.

Isabella spent a month in rehab and had to relearn how to walk. She says she’s doing well now.

I’m really looking forward to wrapping this up, but I guess you just have to live every day, I guess, all the way through, she said. She has created a YouTube channel to share her experiences through vlogs or video blogs. The proceeds from the vlogs will benefit Duke’s Preston Robert Tisch brain tumor center.

I’ve been trying to keep this a secret for about two months now, which is really hard, she said. “I want to be a voice and be someone that people who are going through chemo or radiation can see and learn about their day.”

According to Strahan, the experience has given him a new outlook on life and has made him realize how important it is to have support.

It’s all about perspective,” said Isabella. “I’m thankful for just walking, seeing friends or doing something because when you can’t do anything, it really makes a difference.”

I truly believe that I am the luckiest guy on earth because I have a wonderful daughter. I know she is going through a tough time right now, but I also know that we are never given anything that we can’t handle, and she will overcome this. I need her, and I wouldn’t be who I am without her.