Isabella Strahan Updates Fans on Health After She Spent 19th Birthday ‘Not Conscious’

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  • Isabella Strahan celebrated her 19th birthday seven months late after she was “not conscious” on the actual day, she said in a new vlog.

  • The 19-year-old was recovering from emergency brain surgery on her actual birthday.

  • She and a friend honored the occasion late by making cupcakes. She’s slated to finish chemo in June.

Seven months after turning 19, Michael Strahan’s daughter Isabella Strahan finally celebrated the milestone by making cupcakes, as seen in her latest health update vlog. The festivities were delayed because she was “not conscious” on the actual day, she said in the video, because she was recovering from emergency surgery for brain cancer.

In the recent vlog, Isabella and a friend baked cupcakes with cameos from family. After baking, they sang happy birthday and did a taste test. “We’re doing a little birthday celebration because I was not conscious for my 19th birthday,” she laughed. In the next clip, the footage flashed back to her in the hospital on her birthday in October while her sister Sophia hung up balloons and decorations.

The emergency surgery—which removed medulloblastoma, a malignant tumor at the base of her brain—took place the day before her birthday on October 27. The surgery was ordered after Isabella underwent an MRI to investigate severe headaches and dizziness.

Since then, the teen has come a long way—she completed radiation, an additional two brain surgeries, and now, she’s almost done with chemotherapy. In a May 22nd vlog, she told viewers that she finished her third round of chemo and has one more cycle to go, “which is exciting,” she said.

In the mean time, she has been resting and is bored, she explained. “I just want it to be June already,” she said. “That’s the thing, I just wait around for the next time I get chemo,” she added. “And I’m kinda scared. Once I’m done, how am I gonna go back to normal life? Because I feel like there’s always gonna be another treatment or something... but that’s a later problem. Otherwise, I’m doing good.”

This update comes after chemotherapy was initially delayed due to a separate emergency surgery—Isabella was originally scheduled to finish chemo in May, she shared in an April vlog. “I wasn’t very happy about that,” she said. “I was like bawling my eyes out, cause it’s just so disappointing when you’re like, ‘Yes, I can finish by May!’ And then everything changes because of a stupid head infection. So now I’ll be done a little later than I wanted to but, oh well.”

Hopefully, she’s in the homestretch now, with June just around the corner. Wishing Isabella and her family the comfort and support they need to finish her treatment strong.

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