Michael Strahan’s Daughter Isabella Prepares for Second Round of Chemo: 'Just Four More Months'

The 19-year-old reunited with her twin sister Sophia ahead of her second chemotherapy treatment after being diagnosed with a brain tumor

Michael Strahan's daughter Isabella Strahan is gearing up for a second round of chemotherapy for her brain tumor.

On Wednesday, the 19-year-old student and model posted the latest installment of her YouTube series, where she's been sharing her health journey after having emergency surgery in October 2023 to remove a large medulloblastoma — a type of malignant tumor — in her cerebellum.

In the vlog, Isabella has traveled from New York back to North Carolina, where she’s been undergoing treatment at Duke Children's Hospital & Health Center in Durham.

After arriving, she reunited with her twin sister Sophia, who is a freshman at Duke University.

“Just got to Duke because I have chemo on Monday, but we made it,” Isabella said with a smile. “Sophia just came to greet us.”

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<p>Courtesy of Isabella Strahan</p> Sophia and Isabella Strahan

Courtesy of Isabella Strahan

Sophia and Isabella Strahan

Sophia shows Isabella around the campus before taking her to watch the men’s basketball game. The twins also spend time getting their nails done together before Isabella’s treatment.

The vlog then cuts to Isabella in her hospital bed the following day preparing for her second round of chemotherapy, letting viewers know how much longer her treatment will take.

“It’s number two chemo… that means four to go!” she said, pointing the camera to Sophia in the hospital with her. “That means that after this is over then there’s just four more months.”

Isabella’s second round of chemo was initially postponed because she unexpectedly needed a second craniotomy, nearly five months after her first.

Earlier this month, the model posted another vlog explaining that during surgery the doctors cut open the scar in the back of her head to clean and drain fluid out so there are no infections. They also replaced the bone that was initially cut out of her skull.

Following the procedure, she showed herself laying in her hospital bed with her entire head wrapped in bandages, admitting that the pain was difficult to handle.

<p>Courtesy of Isabella Strahan</p> Isabella Strahan in the hospital preparing for her second round of chemotherapy

Courtesy of Isabella Strahan

Isabella Strahan in the hospital preparing for her second round of chemotherapy

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“I’m in so much pain…and this sucks.  I was in so much pain earlier, I was like screaming. This is not fun,” she said. “Hopefully this is what was causing all my fevers and why I’ve been in the hospital for a week. So hopefully I will get to go home soon after I heal from this. But I don’t feel my best.”

Isabella gave a glimpse at the back of her head stapled up after surgery, showing the painful moment she screamed as her doctor removed a tube from inside her skull. She detailed how tough the recovery process is while trying to stay optimistic.

“My face is so puffy, it’s insane. I feel really awful and I was not expecting to come out in this head wrap thing,” she said at the time. “I’m just in a lot of pain. It sucks. I was way more drugged up for my first surgery because it was more invasive.”

“It’s not fun getting your head cut open,” she continued. “It’s not fun but I’m super glad I can still walk and talk and they didn’t touch my brain because doing that again would be really really rough and I don’t think I could do it… I could do it but it would be rough again.”

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