Former model and reality TV personality Katie Price’s mother Amy has been diagnosed with a lung disease, Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis.
She penned a note, which she shared on her Twitter account, reports femalefirst.co.uk.
It read: “Just to clarify for all of you reading. My mum has been diagnosed with a lung disease called Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF). There is unfortunately no known cure for this.”
The reality TV personality, 39, said that the sad news has come as a huge “shock” to her and family.
But she has vowed to support The British Lung Foundation in a bid to help raise funds so they can research into various treatments for those battling with the illness.
Price’s post continued: “As a shock to us all, me and my family are proud to be supporting The British Lung Foundation to help support awareness and raising funds for research of IPF. With this, we can help in other diagnosis and create awareness for people with IPF.”
She continued: “The condition has an average life expectancy of three-five years. There are two known pills which if they work can slow things down.”
Despite the illness Amy, 65, is continuing to exercise, go to work and live life to the “full” because she is a “fighter”.
Alongside the image of the post, Price tweeted: “Thanks for everyone’s supportive messages.”