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Michael Strahan’s Daughter, 19, Was Hospitalized after Starting New Chemo Treatment: Details

Michael Strahan recently discussed his twin daughter’s ongoing battle with cancer and commended her strength amid her hospitalization and undergoing chemo. Fans and viewers have rallied with messages of hope and support for the young lady’s courageous fight.

Devoted father Michael Strahan shared an update on his 19-year-old daughter Isabella Strahan’s battle with cancer on “GMA,” shedding light on the challenges and the unwavering spirit of resilience within his family. “It is tough to see her go through it, but I know she’s a tough young lady, and she’s gonna make it through,” Michael expressed.

Isabella—diagnosed in October with medulloblastoma, a type of brain cancer—has become a beacon of courage. As reported by her doting dad, her decision to document her journey is based on her desire to offer a message of solidarity and support for others facing similar battles.

Isabella Strahan talking about her first round of chemotherapy posted on February 22, 2024 | Source: YouTube/Good Morning America

Isabella Strahan talking about her first round of chemotherapy posted on February 22, 2024 | Source: YouTube/Good Morning America

Recently, Isabella was hospitalized following the commencement of a new chemotherapy treatment this month. Though the impact of Isabella’s health woes has not been easy on the teen or her family, her father remains a pillar of strength, drawing on the support of his co-hosts and the public alike.

Michael Strahan visiting Isabella Strahan in the hospital posted on February 22, 2024 | Source: YouTube/Good Morning America

Michael Strahan visiting Isabella Strahan in the hospital posted on February 22, 2024 | Source: YouTube/Good Morning America

Michael Strahan discussing his daughter Isabella Strahan's cancer journey posted on February 22, 2024 | Source: YouTube/Good Morning America

Michael Strahan discussing his daughter Isabella Strahan’s cancer journey posted on February 22, 2024 | Source: YouTube/Good Morning America

The outpouring of upliftment from fans has been overwhelming, with many taking to social media to send prayers and good wishes Isabella’s way. Comments like “She is a true fighter! She will prevail! 💪🏼👏🏼🙏🏼🙌🏼😍 The love is truly infectious. Beautiful family,” and“I love this girl and I have never met her. Prayers Isabella,” reflect the collective hope and affection from people touched by Isabella’s bravery.

Another supporter expressed their sorrow to see the 19-year-old face a challenging time in her life, stating, “Breaks my heart to see her going through this 🙏🏼.”

Isabella Strahan in the hospital posted on February 22, 2024 | Source: YouTube/Good Morning America

Isabella Strahan in the hospital posted on February 22, 2024 | Source: YouTube/Good Morning America

Isabella’s cancer journey, marked by both vulnerability and tenacity, was documented in a video segment aired during the show. She provided an intimate glimpse into one of her chemotherapy sessions, revealing the “big bag of chemo” being administered and sharing her feelings of stress and worry about potential complications.

Isabella talking about her jaw and mouth pain while at home posted on February 22, 2024 | Source: YouTube/Good Morning America

Isabella talking about her jaw and mouth pain while at home posted on February 22, 2024 | Source: YouTube/Good Morning America

Visits from her twin sister Sophia Strahan, her mother Jean Muggli, and Michael’s girlfriend Kayla Quick during these sessions underscored the close-knit support structure holding her up. Michael’s touching visit, complete with Chick-fil-A treats and adherence to hospital safety protocols, highlighted the day-to-day moments of care and love that sustain Isabella through her treatment.

Kayla Quick and Sophia Strahan visiting Isabella Strahan in the hospital posted on February 22, 2024 | Source: YouTube/Good Morning America

Kayla Quick and Sophia Strahan visiting Isabella Strahan in the hospital posted on February 22, 2024 | Source: YouTube/Good Morning America

Jean Muggli visiting Isabella Strahan in hospital posted on February 22, 2024 | Source: YouTube/Good Morning America

Jean Muggli visiting Isabella Strahan in hospital posted on February 22, 2024 | Source: YouTube/Good Morning America

Michael Strahan during his visit to see Isabella Strahan at the hospital posted on February 22, 2024 | Source: YouTube/Good Morning America

Michael Strahan during his visit to see Isabella Strahan at the hospital posted on February 22, 2024 | Source: YouTube/Good Morning America

Michael Strahan during his visit to see Isabella Strahan at the hospital posted on February 22, 2024 | Source: YouTube/Good Morning America

Michael Strahan during his visit to see Isabella Strahan at the hospital posted on February 22, 2024 | Source: YouTube/Good Morning America

Further detailing her experience, Isabella shared insights into the aftermath of her hospital stay. She spoke about experiencing physical discomfort and gave details about feeling pain in her jaw and tongue. Yet, amidst the challenges, she found solace in returning home, cherishing the simple pleasures of sleeping in her own bed and planning physical activities like walking and stretching.

Her candidness about preferring the safety of the hospital environment, yet enjoying the comfort of home, offered a nuanced view of the emotional landscape navigated by those undergoing cancer treatment.

Isabella Strahan detailing what she planned on doing while recovering at home Michael Strahan visiting Isabella Strahan at the hospital posted on February 22, 2024 | Source: YouTube/Good Morning America

Isabella Strahan detailing what she planned on doing while recovering at home Michael Strahan visiting Isabella Strahan at the hospital posted on February 22, 2024 | Source: YouTube/Good Morning America

Isabella Strahan posing for a picture posted on May 5, 2023 | Source: Instagram/isabellastrahan

Isabella Strahan posing for a picture posted on May 5, 2023 | Source: Instagram/isabellastrahan

Isabella Strahan posing for a picture posted on May 5, 2023 | Source: Instagram/isabellastrahan

Isabella Strahan posing for a picture posted on May 5, 2023 | Source: Instagram/isabellastrahan

Isabella Strahan posing for a picture posted on May 5, 2023 | Source: Instagram/isabellastrahan

Isabella Strahan posing for a picture posted on May 5, 2023 | Source: Instagram/isabellastrahan

As the Strahan family continues to face this challenge, the support and prayers from the public echo a collective wish for Isabella’s recovery. In sharing her story, Isabella Strahan reminds people of the empowerment found in being vulnerable and the power of community in the face of adversity.

As previously reported on January 17, 2024:

Since announcing her brain cancer battle publicly, Isabella Strahan has been documenting her journey through YouTube videos. In her third vlog, she marked the conclusion of her challenging radiation treatments by ringing the victory bell at the hospital.

Michael Strahan’s daughter began the video with her morning routine, making her way to the hospital and filling out an electronic form. Many cheered for Isabella as she made her way through the hospital lobby.

Isabella Strahan during her last radiation session, dated January 2024 | Source: YouTube/IsabellaStrahan

Isabella Strahan during her last radiation session, dated January 2024 | Source: YouTube/IsabellaStrahan

Isabella Strahan during her last radiation session, dated January 2024 | Source: YouTube/IsabellaStrahan

Isabella Strahan during her last radiation session, dated January 2024 | Source: YouTube/IsabellaStrahan

As her session ended, Isabella was greeted by family and hospital staff, who cheered and clapped for her as she happily rang the victory bell. The teenager, dressed in a gray sweater and jeans, was all smiles while crying and hugging her dad.

The revelation of her cancer battle came earlier through an exclusive interview with Good Morning America, where she gave the public an insight into the challenges she faced and the strength she exhibited throughout the journey.

Isabella Strahan during her last radiation session, dated January 2024 | Source: YouTube/IsabellaStrahan

Isabella Strahan during her last radiation session, dated January 2024 | Source: YouTube/IsabellaStrahan

Isabella Strahan during her last radiation session, dated January 2024 | Source: YouTube/IsabellaStrahan

Isabella Strahan during her last radiation session, dated January 2024 | Source: YouTube/IsabellaStrahan

During the interview, Isabella Strahan talked about her medulloblastoma diagnosis in late October. The brain tumor, rare for those her age, is often found in younger children.

Then a freshman at the University of Southern California, Isabella started experiencing excruciating headaches that only worsened with time. After vomiting blood, Isabella realized that something was deeply wrong and sought medical attention.

Isabella Strahan during her last radiation session, dated January 2024 | Source: YouTube/IsabellaStrahan

Isabella Strahan during her last radiation session, dated January 2024 | Source: YouTube/IsabellaStrahan

After a series of tests, Isabella’s father was told of the diagnosis before she was. “I don’t really remember much,” Michael said. “I just remember trying to figure out how to get to LA ASAP. And it just doesn’t feel real. It just didn’t feel real.”

A day before her 19th birthday, Isabella underwent emergency surgery to remove the malignant mass. She had to relearn how to walk and was mostly asleep in bed. Still, she was surrounded by the best support system through her family and friends.

Isabella’s momentous decision to share her diagnosis publicly came as she wanted to emphasize the importance of raising awareness and offering support to others undergoing similar battles. In February, she will begin chemotherapy and continue her road to recovery.

“I don’t wanna hide it anymore ’cause it’s hard to always keep in. I hope to just kind of be a voice and be [someone] who people, maybe [those who] are going through chemotherapy or radiation, can look at,” Isabella said. Undoubtedly, Isabella has become a figure of hope to many with similar battles.