Thursday, September 15, 2011

Look: There's Another One!

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With Venus Williams' announcement that she has been diagnosed with Sjogren's syndrome, media coverage of sjoggies has exponentially increased.


It appears that her disclosure has spurred others to make their sjoggie status known:
Nina Rawls, widow of legendary singer Lou Rawls, applauds Venus Williams' recent statement regarding her diagnosis of Sjogren’s syndrome, which resulted in her necessity to drop out of the U.S. Open Tennis Tournament. Rawls herself was finally diagnosed with the same misunderstood autoimmune disorder two months ago. 
“After years of misdiagnosis, it was a relief to finally have an answer to the horrible symptoms. Although I had not planned on revealing my diagnosis, I realize that we need to bring as much awareness to the disease as we can. I’m so happy that Venus has started to bring this disease to the forefront. I hope to do the same,” says Rawls. 
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Blogger Mama said...

I love that celebrities are "coming out" about Sjogren's since it will significantly help with awareness of the illness. Now, I am just hoping that it doesn't go too far and become the "it" thing to have for a celebrity, since Williams gained so much press because of it.

Anonymous said...

I hope it's for the best.

Amy Junod said...

I haven't heard about Nina Rawls having been diagnosed. I'm sorry that she had to suffer many years without a proper diagnosis.
I cannot stop hearing "Lady Love" in my head now.