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Selena Gomez may have lupus. According to Selena’s grandfather, Ricardo Gomez she has lupus and was diagnosed a few years ago, but is doing well. Gomez told Radar, “She’s in treatment. She’s getting along pretty good.” But added, “What worries [us] more,” he says, “is that she doesn’t know how to say no. She won’t take time for herself to relax, to eat well.”
Lupus is a chronic inflammatory disease that occurs when your body’s immune system attacks your own tissues and organs. Inflammation caused by lupus can affect many different body systems — including your joints, skin, kidneys, blood cells, brain, heart and lungs.
Gomez just returned from a trip to Nepal as a UNICEF ambassador to bring attention to children in need within the country and across the globe. During her trip, Gomez saw firsthand the impact of UNICEF’s programs that help children survive and develop. She had an in-depth look at UNICEF’s work focused on education, nutrition, health and protection.
“This visit to Nepal was extraordinarily powerful—at times, devastating and heartbreaking, but also incredibly inspiring,” said Selena Gomez. “At first when you witness children living in extreme poverty you wonder how it is possible that they can be deprived of their basic human needs and rights. Then you talk to these children and you see hope, promise and a bright future. This generation of children believes they can make a difference, and they take action. It starts with quality education and leadership opportunities, like those UNICEF is providing. I’m so proud to serve as a UNICEF Ambassador and be part of a greater movement to help the world’s children.”
Photo from PR Photos/UNICEF