Dan Gilbert’s son returns home after brain surgery

Sarah Rahal
The Detroit News
Dan Gilbert tweeted out this photo of his son, Nick, after eight hours of surgery, writing: "Miracles do happen!"

Nick Gilbert, the son of billionaire Dan Gilbert, has returned home after undergoing major brain surgery last month, the Quicken Loans founder and Cleveland Cavaliers owner tweeted. 

The 21-year-old Michigan State student was born with neurofibromatosis, a nerve disorder that causes tumors. He has undergone previous surgeries for the genetic illness.

He underwent an eight-hour operation on Feb. 15 in Detroit; and after 38 days in recovery, Nick Gilbert was released, his father tweeted Wednesday night.

In this May 21, 2013, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert congratulates his son, Nick Gilbert, after the team won the NBA basketball draft lottery in New York. Nick Gilbert will undergo major brain surgery this week. A team spokesman said the 21-year-old Michigan State student will have the operation in Detroit.

After the surgery, Dan Gilbert tweeted out his son was recovering, and that his son's first question post surgery was: "Did Cavs beat OKC?"

His father thanked two doctors and Henry Ford Hospital’s neurosurgeon team "whose innovative approaches are winning the fight vs brain tumors."

Dan Gilbert, who has five children, serves on the board for the Children’s Tumor Foundation, which is trying to find a cure for his son’s condition.