According to PR Newswire, behind the limelight, La La herself has lived with psoriasis, which is an autoimmune disease that appears on the skin, forming rashes that itch, crack, and bleed. It has had an impact on her life, and forced her to make some lifestyle changes. However, the actress and TV personality refuses to let her condition stop her from her goals, and she encourages others living with it to not let it stop them either.
“As an actress, wife, mom, and woman living with psoriasis, it’s been so important to not let my disease stop me from living my life and pursuing my goals,” La La said. “That’s why I’m so excited to be working with the National Psoriasis Foundation on Picture Positivity, because living with psoriasis doesn’t mean that we have to miss out on life’s positive moments or give up our ambitions.”
The campaign encourages people with psoriasis to go to PicturePositivity.com to share images of their achievements while living with the disease – from taking part in everyday activities to going after larger life goals – and urging the larger community to share messages and images of support.
“People living with psoriasis face many challenges, not only having to manage the physical symptoms of their disease but also deal with the social, emotional, and professional implications,” said Randy Bernak, President and CEO of the National Psoriasis Foundation. “La La is a great example of a woman who did not let her condition hinder her and, in fact, continues to excel in both her professional and personal life by managing her psoriasis. We hope that her story and this campaign inspires others with psoriasis to reach for their dreams by highlighting the many accomplishments of the NPF community.”
I’m proud of La La for being a part of this campaign. Honestly, I didn’t know or remember that she had psoriasis herself, but I definitely applaud her for using her story to inspire others living with the same condition. Picture Positivity will definitely be a great method of support and encouragement!
Image via National Psoriasis Foundation/Picture Positivity