Nick Gilbert, the son of Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert, is back home after spending weeks in the hospital following surgery to remove a brain tumor.
Dan Gilbert tweeted the news about his 21-year-old son Wednesday night.
No words strong enough to thank Dr. Ian Lee & Dr. Steve Kalkanis along with the entire Henry Ford Hospital’s leading-edge neurosurgeon team whose innovative approaches are winning the fight vs brain tumors including my son Nick, who after 38 days came home today! @HenryFordNews— Dan Gilbert (@cavsdan) March 15, 2018
Nick underwent successful brain surgery at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit in February, according to Gilbert.
Nick was born with neurofibromatosis, a nerve disorder that causes tumors to grow anywhere within the body. He previously had surgery to remove a brain tumor a decade ago, and is treated off and on with chemotherapy.
The Cavs owner's son may look familiar to fans. Nick has been a good luck charm for the Cavs when he represented the team at the 2011 and 2013 NBA Draft Lottery. The Cavs won the No. 1 pick in each year of his appearance.
Gilbert is on the board of directors at the Children's Tumor Foundation. The organization's mission is to help find a cure for neurofibromatosis.
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