Last Season of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Yolanda Foster announced that she was battling neurological Lyme Disease since 2012. At the Season 5 Reunion, Foster tearfully disclosed that some of her family and friends doubt that she has the Disease.
Season 6 has showcased the toll the Disease has taken as Yolanda Foster struggles to address questions from cast mates and viewers. To further devastate Foster’s world is the startling announcement that her marriage has ended notwithstanding images of harmonious love portrayed on the Show.
Foster defends her decision to reveal her struggles because she wants to help others who are battling this devastating disease. But not all agree with the manner in which Yolanda Foster has chosen to showcase Lyme Disease, her unconventional therapies and her painful daily selfies.
Pop icon singer, song writer and record producer Debbie Gibson was promoting the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women campaign when she was asked about her debilitating Lyme Disease. When asked about Yolanda Foster’s choice to showcase her struggles on RHOBH and on social media, Ms. Gibson was incredibly insightful. Ms. Gibson stated:
“If you make it your identity, it’s detrimental to you and your healing and people get tired of it. I mean everybody is going through something. Nobody knows what anybody is going through in their life and I feel like for me I’m not going to tweet pictures of myself on my worst days. I’m going to post things on my best days and hopefully inspire people and show them what the end of the tunnel looks like.”
A review of Debbie Gibson’s Social Media platforms illustrate glamours photos of her charitable and professional work. No where do you see infusions or such. Perhaps Yolanda Foster will listen to the words of Debbie Gibson. Lyme Disease should not be Yolanda Foster’s identity.
Both women struggle with Lyme Disease. Who do you find to be inspirational?