Healthy Living

The Star Effect: How Celebrity Awareness Brings Lupus to the Forefront

Celebrities helping patients

Photo: Francia Raisa and Selena Gomez. Source: NBC News. 

When celebrities talk about their disease or disorder, whether it be lupus, cancer or even mental health, they are becoming more than just a celebrity spokesperson. They are putting a face to the disease and making it easier to relate to.

While many of Gomez’s fans might have been stunned by her news, for the fans who are themselves battling lupus it gave them a chance to see her and the disease in the different light.