In a selfie she posted to her Instagram on Saturday, the 46-year-old star revealed she was diagnoses with multiple sclerosis back in August.
“I am in the thick of it but I hope to give some hope to others. And even to myself.”
Nearly one million people in the U.S. live with this nervous system disease that can cause pain and numbness, and loss of vision and motor functions.
And while there’s no doubt that living with the disease can be challenging, just like Selma, many well-known celebrities with MS who have proven that with the proper treatment and disease management, though it can’t be cured, people can still lead full and productive lives.
Click through our photo gallery above to learn the stories of 7 celebrities with MS who have continued to achieve.