The Real Housewives of Orange County - RHOC Vicki Gunvalson

Vicki Gunvalson Gives Update on Briana Culberson’s Health Struggles!

Source: Bravo

Things have not been going great for Vicki Gunvalson lately. The OG pretty much has been shunned by the OC ladies (with the exception of Kelly, Lydia and newbie Peggy) and her reputation has never fully recovered after the whole Brooks fiasco. The one constant in her life has been her daughter Briana; however even her daughter has had her share of issues.

After years of battling a mystery illness, Briana was able to finally get a diagnosis which was revealed to be lupus. The autoimmune disease does not have a cure and has been in the news recently as popstar Selena Gomez has shared her own lupus health struggles. Briana has been an OC staple for years, so naturally the housewives (and fans) have been curious as to how she has been doing.

Speaking out to Page Six, Vicki reveals that Briana cotinues to battle the disease and is not backing down without a fight:

Per Vicki, “It’s been a tough year for her. She was back at the doctor on Friday. Lupus has affected part of her heart, it’s literally something every other week. It affects her in different ways, her immune system is very low.”

“She’s now working at a surgical center and she doesn’t like it.” Vicki shared. “You know, she’s finding her way with what she can do with it, her health. She wants to work, she wants to be a nurse, but she’s limited.”

She’s a trooper, she’s young, she’s got age on her side. She’s 30, people live with Lupus, it’s just unfortunate. She’s going to be okay.”

The two are very close so I know that Vicki always has her daughters’ best interests at heart; however publicly stating that Briana is unhappy at her place of employment may not be the best career move.

Lupus can be a devastating disease so our thoughts and best wishes to Briana. Being a mom of two and battling a chronic illness cannot be easy so props to the OC daughter for fighting on!

Thoughts on Vicki speaking out on her daughter’s health?

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