Gigi Hadid Says Her Mom’s Battle With Lyme Disease Made Her ‘Very Independent’ at a Young Age

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Gigi Hadid is opening up about her family’s health struggles.

The 23-year-old model covers the March issue of Elle and reveals how Lyme disease — something her mom, Yolanda, sister Bella, and brother Anwar, all suffer from — affected her upbringing.

“Growing up, having three of my family members sick made me very independent,” she tells the magazine. “My mom couldn’t drive or get out of bed some days, so I took my brother to school with me, or I made lunch.”

“But I also felt a lot of guilt for being the one person in the family who didn’t understand what they were going through,” she adds….

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