On Thursday, Michael Strahan and his daughter, Isabella Strahan, sat down with Robin Roberts and revealed she has been battling brain cancer.
Isabella, a 19-year-old freshman at the University of Southern California, was diagnosed with medulloblastoma following an MRI scan in October.
Medulloblastoma is a cancerous and fast-growing brain tumor that develops in the cerebellum, the back of the brain where movement and coordination are controlled, according to the Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke University, where she is being treated.
Michael Strahan and his daughter Isabella said their decision to go public with something so delicate and private in hopes of helping others.
“This is something that is so personal that I didn’t know if it would be something that she would want to share,” Michael told Robin.
“But her idea was, ‘I want to share it and I want to help other people,’ and that goes into the spirit of who she’s always been.”
Isabella Strahan, a model who recently launched a campaign with Sephora, said she didn’t want to “hide” her cancer journey.
She underwent brain surgery in late October, followed by rehabilitation and six weeks of radiation treatment.
Isabella will soon begin a chemotherapy regimen led by doctors at Duke University, where her twin sister Sophia is a freshman.
“With my platform, I hope to just kind of be a voice and be a person who people who maybe are going through something similar, going through chemotherapy or radiation, can look at and just hear and just watch, or find something interesting about their day,” she said. “I’m just excited for that.”
Watch the interview below.
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