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FYI: Well known people affected by autoimmune diseases...

Posted by on Feb. 20, 2011 at 1:11 AM
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Ann Rice (author) - Type 1 Diabetes
Annette Funicello (actress) - MS
Barbara Bush (First Lady of the US) - Lupus, Graves' Disease
Bernie Mac (actor/comedian) - Sarcoidosis
Lady Gaga (singer) - Lupus (Aunt)
Mary Elizabeth McDonough (Erin on the Waltons) - Lupus
Michael Jackson (singer/musician) - Lupus, Vitiligo
Rob Thomas (musician) wife Marisol has Lupus
Rush Limbaugh (radio personality) - autoimmune hearing loss
Seal (musician/songwriter) - discoid Lupus
Kelly Stone (Sister of Sharon Stone)- Systemic Lupus
Sharon Stone (actress) - Type 1 Diabetes
Snoop Dogg (rapper) daughter has Lupus
Tisha Campbell-Martin (actress) - Sarcoidosis
Toni Braxton (singer) - Lupus
Elaine Paige (British singer/actress)-Lupus
Lucy Vodden - The inspiration for the Beatles’ 1967 psychedelic classic “Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds" died at age 46
Trick Daddy (musician/rapper) - Lupus
Millie, former president George H. Bush’s dog - Lupus
(Yes animals can get autoimmune) 



by on Feb. 20, 2011 at 1:11 AM
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ZBandMom
by on Feb. 20, 2011 at 2:25 AM

My oldest DD has a guy friend that she's had since they both were in Kindergarten.  He sort of adopted us as his 2nd family when he was younger because he spent so much time at our house when he and oldest DD were little kids.  He calls me ''Mum'' and I call him ''Son''.  He was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes when he was 6 or 7 years old and was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis late last Spring.  They are tough things for a young guy to deal with (he just turned 18 on Friday) but he is fighting them both every step of the way. 

CoeyG
by on Feb. 20, 2011 at 9:39 AM


Quoting ZBandMom:

My oldest DD has a guy friend that she's had since they both were in Kindergarten.  He sort of adopted us as his 2nd family when he was younger because he spent so much time at our house when he and oldest DD were little kids.  He calls me ''Mum'' and I call him ''Son''.  He was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes when he was 6 or 7 years old and was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis late last Spring.  They are tough things for a young guy to deal with (he just turned 18 on Friday) but he is fighting them both every step of the way. 

I feel for him, but at least he was diagnosed early on.  Fighting with any autoimmune is a battle.  I suffered for over 30 years before, during a flare the tests finally showed up positive for Lupus.  Although they are not sure if Lupus itself is heriditary they do know that autoimmunity is, and considering my family history I inheritied mine from my dad's side of the family.  Of course I didn't help my lungs by smoking for over 20 years either...


FabDarling
by on Feb. 20, 2011 at 10:41 AM

 people/celebs with confirmed celiacs disease (also auto-immune)

  • Keith Olbermann (“Countdown with Keith Olbermann”)
  • Elizabeth Hasselback (“The View”)
  • Heidi Collins (CNN anchor)
  • Jane Swift (Mass. Lieutenant Governor)
  • Katherine, Duchess of Kent
  • Susie Essman (“Curb Your Enthusiasm”)
  • Rich Gannon’s (NFL Quarterback) daughter, Danielle
  • Joe C (Kid Rock’s Friend and Rapper) – Now Deceased
  • Mickey Redmon (former pro hockey player, does hockey commentary for Fox Sports Detroit)
  • Sarah Vowell
  • Jennifer Esposito
  • Thom Hartmann (Air America Radio)
  • Amy Yoder Begley (Competed in Beijing Olympics as a runner)
  • Cedric Benson (NFL running back for the Cincinnati Bengals – formerly Chicago Bears, Texas Longhorns)
  • Joe Stanton (Cartoonist who draws Batman, Green Lantern, Archie & Scooby-Do)
    usmclife58
    by on Feb. 20, 2011 at 12:10 PM

    Interesting.

    tericared
    by on Feb. 20, 2011 at 12:26 PM


    Quoting CoeyG:

    Ann Rice (author) - Type 1 Diabetes
    Annette Funicello (actress) - MS
    Barbara Bush (First Lady of the US) - Lupus, Graves' Disease
    Bernie Mac (actor/comedian) - Sarcoidosis
    Lady Gaga (singer) - Lupus (Aunt)
    Mary Elizabeth McDonough (Erin on the Waltons) - Lupus
    Michael Jackson (singer/musician) - Lupus, Vitiligo
    Rob Thomas (musician) wife Marisol has Lupus
    Rush Limbaugh (radio personality) - autoimmune hearing loss
    Seal (musician/songwriter) - discoid Lupus
    Kelly Stone (Sister of Sharon Stone)- Systemic Lupus
    Sharon Stone (actress) - Type 1 Diabetes
    Snoop Dogg (rapper) daughter has Lupus
    Tisha Campbell-Martin (actress) - Sarcoidosis
    Toni Braxton (singer) - Lupus
    Elaine Paige (British singer/actress)-Lupus
    Lucy Vodden - The inspiration for the Beatles’ 1967 psychedelic classic “Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds" died at age 46
    Trick Daddy (musician/rapper) - Lupus
    Millie, former president George H. Bush’s dog - Lupus
    (Yes animals can get autoimmune) 


    Well if nothig else I am in good company......I did not know about Snoops DD...


    Amanduhpanda
    by on Feb. 20, 2011 at 1:30 PM

    very interesting! 

    my mom was just diagnosed with lupus. They originally thought she had cancer because the gland that creates tears was super swollen so they thought it was cancerous, but the theory is now that the lupus was attacking it. 

    I've been trying to learn more about lupus, but things online are pretty vague, although I did go to the website thats on your siggy and that did give me a lot more information. 

    Its just a scary thing, espeically since I don't know a lot about it, and I don't know what kind of things can now happen to her. I think I may get tested for it too just in case because I have been having issues like random hair loss ( ALOT of hair too) and swollen joints and stuff like that. I can contribute it all to something else, but I think it would be smart to get tested just in case. 

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