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Bella Hadid Speaks Out About Lyme Disease Battle

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A year after Yolanda Hadid announced that her two children Bella and Anwar also are battling Lyme disease, Bella is starting to share her journey just like her mother. Bella recently took to SnapChat, to share a photo of her arm with an IV in it and captioned the photo, “everyday.”

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Bella perviously discussed how having Lyme has affected her life. “It affected my memory, so I suddenly wouldn’t remember how to drive to Santa Monica from Malibu, where I lived,” she told ES Magazine. “I couldn’t ride [horses]. I was just too sick. And I had to sell my horse because I couldn’t take care of it. If I’d had the chance to succeed in riding, I might not have modelled. I didn’t know that I was going to get sick.”

Yolanda also revealed that Bella had to give up her dream of competing in any equestrian events during the 2016 Olympics. “Bella had to give up her lifelong dream of having a professional riding career and a shot at the Olympics due to her severe symptoms and inability to ride,” she wrote in a blog in 2016. “This was the biggest heartbreak of her life and an extremely sensitive subject for her. She is resilient and focused on a new direction—she’s made a name for herself in the modeling industry while she struggles with symptoms of chronic Lyme every day.”

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