There’s no bond quite like that between mother and daughter.
Bella Hadid shared a candid tribute to her mom, Yolanda Foster, on Instagram Wednesday preceding the release of her new book, “Believe Me: My Battle with the Invisible Disability of Lyme Disease.”
“I am also SO proud of my mom @yolanda.hadid today and everyday. This book marks such an incredible day for you. I have seen you in bed, struggling for the past 5 years of our lives, thinking to myself ‘why would this happen to such an angel?’” she wrote.
Symptoms of Lyme disease include fever, fatigue, headache, and a rash on the skin called erythema migrans, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
“I would cry to myself knowing that there was nothing I could do to help and that there were people going against you and what you are/were going through,” the 19-year-old brunette beauty wrote in the heartfelt post.
“Incidents, where you would be so sick, not being able to move your bones/body, and I would have to drive you to the hospital at 3 am so I could see you get a shot of something just like every other day you would have to do treatment. You have been in more doctors labs and testing rooms every SINGLE day, then I have ever seen in my life.”
Hadid, who also suffers from the illness along with her younger brother, Anwar Hadid, divulged details of how the often debilitating disease has affected their lives.
“I have been struggling with Lyme and other co-infections for the past two years which has debilitated me from riding my horses, going to school, and struggling with work which are all the things I am so passionate about. you are the only person that would believe me and understand what I was going through,” she wrote.
On Wednesday, Foster confirmed that she was leaving the cast of Bravo’s “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” after four seasons under somewhat sour circumstances.
“Believe Me: My Battle with the Invisible Disability of Lyme Disease” is scheduled to be released in February 2017.