Just months after welcoming her brand-new baby daughter, TVNZ’s golden girl Toni Street has opened up to Woman’s Day about a deadly auto-immune disease that has marred her first few months of new motherhood.
The Seven Sharp presenter has been diagnosed with Churg-Strauss syndrome, which has been attacking her internal organs for almost six years. She reveals to Woman’s Day she’s treating the condition with steroid infusions and that she may even require chemotherapy.
“It’s been pretty horrible,” confesses Toni, mum to daughters Mackenzie and Juliette. “But it’s amazing how resilient you can be when you’re faced with these things … Getting sick is just a great reminder that you never know what’s around the corner, so you really need to do the things that make you happy.”
The beloved television personality is bravely battling her frightening illness with the support of family, friends and colleagues, and says it’s changed her outlook on life and helped her realise what’s important.
For the full, emotional story, see the latest issue of Woman’s Day.
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