Yolanda Foster has an inspirational message for us all: “Never let your emotions overpower your intelligence.”
The quote is the caption to a photo the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star posted on Instagram on Monday, which shows her getting blood drawn in her treatment for Lyme disease.
The 51-year-old also added a series of inspirational hashtags: “#UncoveringTheMystery #ChronicLymeDiseaseAwareness #SearchingForACure #AffordableForAll,” and most important, “#DONTGIVEUP.”
Foster was diagnosed with Lyme disease in 2012 and has been open sbout it throughout her struggle with the illness.
Earlier this year, she wrote in a candid and heartfelt blog post that her illness has left her feeling “like someone came in and confiscated my brain” and has made reading and writing incredibly difficult.
Since then, the former model has made it her mission to spread awareness about the chronic disease, starting a social-media campaign dubbed #LymeDiseaseChallenge, which asks friends to share images of them sucking on limes.
She also was been supportive of singer Avril Lavigne when she revealed her own struggles with Lyme: “I am so proud of her for going public and helping us bring awareness to this debilitating disease.”
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In June, PEOPLE confirmed that Foster will not return as a regular on RHOBH next season due to her health issues.