She has made Lyme Disease awareness among her top missions in life.
And on Saturday, Yolanda Hadid shared some of her own personal struggles with the often-times debilitating disease on Instagram.
‘Living with a invisible disease is hard to explain to anyone who has never faced the daily struggles,’ the 54-year old captioned in a photo of someone with an IV in their arm getting treatment.
‘The pain and suffering on the inside yet looking perfectly fine on the outside….. Always putting on a brave face while getting temporary fixes to fight my way back to remission.’
Life’s mission: Hadid also shared about her determination to bring awareness to Lyme
Earlier this month, while speaking at the Global Lyme Alliance Fourth Annual New York City Gala, the former model revealed that her Lyme is active again after ‘a wonderful year of remission.’
But despite the setback, the mother of models Gigi, Bella and Anwar Hadid appears to have found a confident and courageous resolve..
‘My heart is more determined than ever,’ she added in her post. ‘And I won’t stop talking about this until a cure is found for the millions of people suffering in silence from this ravaging disease called CHRONIC LYME DISEASE that is growing in the shadows all over the world.’
She concluded the heartfelt message with hashtags: ‘#LymeDiseaseAwareness #WeMustFindACure #AffordableForAll’
Personal struggles with Lyme : The former model revealed earlier this month that her Lyme’s is active again after ‘a wonderful year of remission’
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star’s journey with what she calls an ‘invisible disability’ has gotten so bad and bleak that she admitted she contemplated taking her own life, during an interview on Good Morning America.
‘I remember laying in the ocean and going, just take me, I just cannot live one more day,’ she confessed. ‘In the same moment that I thought that, the picture of my kids came up, and I’m going like, what are you thinking?’
As a result, Hadid has been driven to fight for her own children’s lives and ‘the many children around the that don’t get the proper treatments they deserve.’
Family matter: The RHOBH star’s daughter Bella Hadid (center), 22, also suffer from Lyme; older sister Gigi (right), 23, does not the have ailment
Her daughter Bella, 22, and son Anwar, 19, also suffer from Lyme disease. Her oldest daughter Gigi, 23, does not have the ailment.
‘The world came together so beautifully to find a solutions for the AIDS epidemic which started a decade after the first case of Lyme disease was diagnosed in 1972,’ she compassionately shared earlier this month.
‘We all deserve equal treatment and a cure affordable for all so let’s fight together for a Lyme Free World.’
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Yolanda Hadid opens up about her painful struggle with Lyme Disease and mission to bring awareness