Yolanda Foster has long battled chronic lyme disease and kept her fans updated on her health condition — and now the 51-year-old is revealing her children Bella Hadid, 19, and Anwar Hadid, 16, are also battling the disease.
"When my two youngest children, Bella and Anwar, were diagnosed with chronic Lyme disease in early 2012, watching my babies struggle in silence in order to support me in my journey struck the deepest core of hopelessness inside of me," the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star said on Thursday at New York's inaugural Global Lyme Alliance gala.
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Yolanda with Gigi, Bella, and Anwar. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
Yolanda — who is also mother to model Gigi Hadid, 20, and wife to David Foster, 65 — won the "Power of One" award during last night's event.
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"This award is for Anwar and Bella. This is my token and my promise to you that I will not allow you to live a life of pain and suffering. I will walk to the end of the earth to find a cure so that you can live a healthy life that you deserve," Yolanda added.
"No child should suffer the way that you do...I thank you both for your extraordinary selflessness during this journey. Your unwavering love and compassion has kept me alive and fighting through the darkest days of my life."