She's asking for support!
Briana DeJesus has only been a Teen Mom 2 cast member for one season, but she’s already made quite the impression on the fanbase. Between those who viewed her on the since-cancelled Teen Mom 3 to new fans who quickly fell in love with her sass and determination, Briana has quickly become a fan favorite on the show. Since then, she’s even begun to make her impression on her other cast members, making some serious bonds with some and huge feuds with others. That said, everyone can come together to send well wishes to her as she faces this difficult time in her life.
Briana has opened up about the health condition her daughter Stella was diagnosed with at birth, but it’s clear that this isn’t the only concern Briana will have after a new family diagnosis.
Sometimes it can seem that the Teen Mom cast members have everything they could ever want. Sure, some of them still face difficulties, but many have found a stable place in their lives — and all of the MTV money sure doesn’t hurt. But the truth is, they’re just as susceptible to difficult times as anyone else.
When it comes to the hardship associated with health conditions, Briana DeJesus has had her fair share of experience. She was devastated to find that her daughter Stella was diagnosed with a heart condition when she was born, and fans have paid close attention for updates about the newborn’s health. Now, Briana has more heartache on the horizon as one of her main support sources has just been diagnosed with an incurable autoimmune disease.
Briana’s mother, Roxanne DeJesus, is a controversial member of the cast. While some find her to be too hard on Briana’s baby daddies, others applaud her for her undying dedication to her daughters Briana and Brittany. Either way, this recent diagnosis is a serious blow to the larger Teen Mom family: Roxanne has revealed to fans that she has been diagnosed with lupus.
“They weren’t kidding when they said it takes series of tests to be diagnosed with lupus,” Roxanne opened up on Instagram on a photo of blood vials following her diagnosis. “Thankful and grateful that I’m feeling so much better.”
Roxanne has just been formally diagnosed with lupus, but she’s been battling the condition for years. Back in September, Briana worked with Posh Kids and the Lupus Foundation of America to host the #WALKFORACAUSE Fashion Show. In an interview with In Touch Weekly, Brittany revealed, “It’s hard. It’s tough to see [our] mom struggle.” As for advice to others with similar difficulties, Brittany replied, “Stay strong and be supportive of your family.”
Briana opened up about her view of the diagnosis too. “She’s not the same woman she was. She’s always tired, always sick, always in the hospital,” she told Radar Online at the time. “She helped me with Nova and now she can’t help me anymore. I’ve basically been on my own. I have to be strong for my mother because she’s so sick.”
This isn’t the only problem that Briana is facing. Briana recently reached out to fans, asking them to pray for her daughter Stella as her health condition flared up.
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