Selena Gomez’s mother opened up about her near-fatal illness in an Instagram post over the weekend (Nov. 20th).
Mandy Teefey confessed that she never planned to come forward about her battle with double pneumonia until people started attacking her for appearing to be overweight in the latest issue of Entrepreneur magazine.
Teefey wrote, “I was told I had days to live. I had miracle Drs and love from my family and friends to keep me going. I fought. The Drs fought and I was one of the few who made it out.”
The Wondermind co-founder says she gained 60 pounds and dealt with inflammation from the infection, adding, “I’m healthy and I will work on myself at my pace. It’s a miracle I am here and could care less if that means I’m a 16 instead of an 8.”