Is Yolanda Hadid Inching Closer to the End of Her Struggle with Lyme Disease?
The #RHOBH pal offered some new insight into her health journey.
As fans saw during her time on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Yolanda Hadid has always been candid about her struggles with Lyme disease. She's been open about her ups and downs on social media, giving her followers a glimpse at her journey to wellness. On Thursday night at the Uniting for a Lyme-Free World Gala in New York, hosted by the Global Lyme Alliance, she revealed how she's currently feeling.
"I'm actually feeling really good. I'm probaby at 85, 90 percent," she told The Daily Dish. "I just started a new clinical trial and I'm really excited because I'm on day 12 and I'm feeling strangely good. So hopefully after 60 days this might be the end for me. I mean that'd be perfect but I don't know. We don't know."
Daughter Bella Hadid was by her side at the event, one year after Yolanda shared that the model was also diagnosed with the disease, along with her brother, Anwar Hadid. Bella was honored at this year's gala and gave us her own health update. "I just started [the same trial], so hopefully I'm getting there," she explained.
Yolanda and Bella in NYC on October 13, 2016.
Yolanda was quick to point out that whatever progress they seem to be making isn't enough. "We keep trying. There is no cure. In the medical business, the pharmaceutical business is a $700 billion business and yet there's no cure for Lyme disease, even though the first case was diagnosed in 1972," she said. "I mean, you go and figure why is there no cure, why is this room full of people that are struggling and suffering? We don't know."
However, she applauded her daughter for being able to balance a bustling modeling career while having Lyme disease. "It's almost like a lifestyle," Yolanda said. "She just came back from Tokyo. She's been in bed for three days, complete resting, sleeping, sleeping, sleeping," her mom said. "And then she'll get up and go to work and do what she has to do. I mean, obviously, at this age there's so many obligations I think that for now we're juggling until we can find a cure and get back to real life."
Check out throwback photos of Yolanda, below.