Yolanda Foster is known for her healthy lifestyle, complete with an expansive landscape of lemon trees and the world’s healthiest refrigerator contents. But the Dutch beauty’s health has taken a hit recently due to chronic Lyme disease, and now she’s being honored for her devotion to finding a cure.
The Lyme Research Alliance (LRA) will honor Yolanda with the Star Light Award at the annual “Time for Lyme” gala next month in Greenwich, CT, the organization said in a release.
In December, Yolanda told her Twitter followers who suffer from the disease “I know this is tough, but ‘Together we stand strong.’ ”
She went into further detail about the effects of Lyme on her body and brain on Watch What Happens: Live. She even said Lyme is to blame for her calling Taylor Armstrong an “a--hole.”
This year’s LRA event will be co-chaired by reality T.V. alum-turned-fashion designer Ally Hilfiger.
“We are thrilled that Yolanda Foster will be joining us at the Gala and that she decided to raise awareness for Lyme disease,” Ally said in a release. “Thousands of people every year are forced to deal with the devastating effects of Lyme. By lending her powerful voice to LRA’s campaign to fund a cure, Yolanda will be helping countless people overcome this disease down the road.”
For more information, visit www.lymeresearchalliance.org.
Yolanda, I commend you on your fight with this disease. My best friend was diagnosed in 2007 with lymes disease, however unfortunately they caught it too late and it progressed into ALS..which i understand your dear friend has. I will pray for both of you. ALS is a horrible disease. My friend suffered, but she was a fighter, and fought a hard battle. She lost the war in december of 2010 at the age of 47. Spending 90 hours a week being her sole caregiver has taken a toll on my body and mind. But i would do it all over again...So God Bless you for helping your friend and I will pray for both of you. Sincerely Rhona Tessitore, Washington State.
The moment with Taylor when the brain gets stuck we call it "Fog Brain" and I will say to my friends when in the middle of a sentence I just can't remember what I was talking aout and I just say "Word Died" I got bit in 1987 and in 990 finally a doctor listen to the 118 of us from a small town had us com in and tested us. The damage is already done and we have learned to ajust to it. The treatment you are getting will help you a lot but know you may have to do it over again.We need a cure cause the pain is hard to live with. Thanks for the voice. God Bless you.
I too have fought Lyme for over 5 years. Yolanda moved me to create this account - the only other is my online Lyme support group. Those of us 100's of 1000's who have Lyme (cdc numbers not mine) are too aware of its wrath and havoc on our lives. I watched Yolanda and noticed changes in her throught the season. In addition to her Lyme rage (my termonology) with Taylor, I noticed her behavior when the ladies were at the spa retreat. I'd love to hear Yolanda's feedback on her behavior during that episode. She appeared to have a Lyme episode during dinner (or was it Vegas?) In any event, I pray for her to beat ths horrible but very common disease. Hang in there Yolanda- the Lyme community is praying for you!
I have been so sick from lyme disease for the past 7 years. I have absolutely no life and live in constant pain daily. I find it aggravating when I see beautiful, happy, high functioning people carry on about "their" lyme disease. If they only knew......
Have you heard of Biontology light for Lyme disease. It may be worth trying - I'm sorry you are dealing with this disease.
I am an avid housewives watcher, it relaxes and clears my mind at the end of a stressful day. You were a breath of fresh air on the show, I often thought that if I was blessed with such a life I would live it in the way you do. To continue to appreciate the small things in life, spending time with children, enjoying your beautiful home, and being out in nature. I am a capricorn as well, so perhaps that is why I feel that connection with you. I am a sufferer of chronic lymes disease myself. Every 10 years of my life I have suffered a reoccurrence. This last episode was the worst and now I have been well for over two years. It was such a difficult time, I was blessed to find a holistic MD that would treat me in the proper way and take my insurance. I feel he saved my life and if I get sick again I am not alone. Good luck with your journey and stay strong. You are a good person and I thank you for reaching out for the people who suffer this strange and silent disease.
I liked you Yolanda at first but now I have a problem with your actions. I feel you thrive on telling on people and put them in bad situations. When Brandi asked you how was the party you could say it was nice but instead you told her about who said what about her. So low... I think a lady who claims to know what class is wouldn't do such things. I feel uncomfortable for you.
I LOVE you on Housewives. You and Lisa are the two classest ladies on the show. just when i was ready to stop watching the show you came to the rescue. You show that not all women are backstabbing, hateful women. Way to put Faye in her place. She AWAYS sticks her nose where it does not belong. I don't even know why she gets t.v.time.
Hoping for the best turn out and with you there supporting I'm sure it will be. Wish I could attend the raffle sounds amazing! Bless!
You are the greatest housewife. You have an awesome family. It is great having u on the show. You are a real down to earth woman and treat your husband as a king. I like Brandi, if she just wouldn't use that "f" word so much. You have class and the photo session with your husband was great. I love u being on the show and you don't try to be someone your not. Love u
love u Yolanda - u r the 1 of best of the housewives - ur family oriented, fun-loving, honest & u tell it ike it is - pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeee DO NOT CHANGE!
I am unfortunately, unaware of the complications due to Lyme disease. I will now look further into it, thanks to Yolanda bringing awareness to the disease.
I hope Yolanda starts to feel better and can get herself back to health real soon!
good for you yolanda you are the best housewife on that show, your real, honest, have a love for life and family, keep it up you deserve it