After 8-Hour Brain Surgery, Dan Gilbert Says Son Nick Is Recovering 'Nicely'
February 16th, 2018, 8:18 AM
Quicken Loans founder Dan Gilbert says son Nick, 21, who underwent brain surgery earlier this week, is doing fine.
The procedure he underwent is called laser ablation brain surgery. He had a tumor in the brain stem, sources familiar with the situation told ESPN.
Nick Gilbert was born with neurofibromatosis, commonly referred to as NF, a nerve disorder that causes tumors to grow anywhere in the body at any time. One out of 3,000 people on average is born with NF.
Gilbert tweets Thursday night:
Miracles do happen!After 8 long hrs of brain surgery & 48 hrs rest,Nick is recovering nicely. Endless gratitude to the many souls whose thoughts & prayers surely impacted positive outcome. Nick still has hurdles ahead but true hope is now alive.1st question:”Did @cavs beat OKC?” pic.twitter.com/9ojbreTZmJ— Dan Gilbert (@cavsdan) February 16,