Yolanda Hadid is opening up about her recent relapse with Lyme disease as she is revealing what caused it.
First, Yolanda explained black mold is to blame for landing her back in treatment last year following a one-year remission from the illness.
“Although 2018 wasn’t my personal best as I struggled through a relapse of Lyme due to black mold exposure in my home which compromised my immune system, needless to say a big disappointment in the health department but today I choose to look at the bright side, the growth and success of my children not only in business but the beautiful personal life we have created together on our east coast farm with our amazing animals, a sanctuary that has brought us much peace, love and happiness.” Yolanda, 54, wrote in her post.
“So I choose to end this year in gratitude for all the great things that brought me joy and the lessons I needed to learn to during the tough times,” she continued. “Thank you all for your amazing support through this journey called life. Happy New Year to you and your loved ones, I pray that each day Love, health and happiness will come your way….. #HappyNewYear.”
In 2017, Yolanda released a memoir, Believe Me: My Battle with the Invisible Disability of Lyme Disease, which chronicled her struggles with Lyme disease and the way in which it impacted her marriage to ex-husband David Foster.
In October of last year, Yolanda offered an update on her health struggles, admitting that she was no longer “feeling good.”
“What keeps me getting up every morning is my two children that also have Lyme disease,” Yolanda revealed, citing her two youngest kids, Bella Hadid, 22, and Anwar Hadid, 19. “Quite often, I just went to get on with my life and pretend the whole nightmare never happened and unfortunately, I’m kind of, not back where I started, but back into not feeling good… just wanting to crawl into a hole and wait for it all to pass.”
“I also understand the higher purpose of my journey is to continue to bring awareness to this awful disease until the change is made,” she added. “If I die next week, next month, next year — this is the most, the greatest cause I have ever fought for.”
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