Yolanda Hadid is best known as a former top fashion model, television star, author, and mother of three, including iconic supermodels Gigi and Bella Hadid. But most importantly, she is both a trailblazer and honest leader in the fight to bring education, awareness, and compassion to the study of Lyme Disease.
As detailed in her book Believe Me, Yolanda was diagnosed with chronic neurological Lyme Disease in 2012. For six relentless years, the invisible disability unraveled her personal and professional life, threw her to profound depths of doubt and despair, and sent her on a worldwide journey to search for a cure, to what may be the greatest unknown pandemic of our time.
In her journey, she explored every potential treatment for Lyme, including western and eastern modalities, shamanic approaches like ayahuasca and frog venom, homeopathic medicines, and more. Her extensive journey makes her uniquely positioned to understand the overwhelmingly challenging landscape of proper diagnostics and treatment affordable for all.
With the support of her loving children, close friends and her own indomitable spirit, Yolanda fought her way back to remission. Still Lyme continues to leave its mark, as two of her children, Bella and Anwar, continue to suffer from the disease. She’s answered the call to continue her fight, using her public platform to bring awareness, create resources, and inspire hope and determination in all those who struggle with this invisible, yet powerfully debilitating disease. Her sincere wish is that all sufferers of Lyme Disease will be acknowledged while fighting for a Lyme free world.