A fashion blogger and digital entrepreneur has revealed she has been fighting a rare lung disease.
She said added that ‘a silly mistake’ made by her attorney led to her diagnosis.
The influence told her nearly 1.6 million followers that her health battle helped her shift her perspective on life.
Duma, who was born in Russia, did not specify what she was diagnosed with or what her current prognosis is, but did say she was in recovery.
Miroslava Duma, 34, wrote in an Instagram post that she was diagnosed with a rare lung disease and given seven months to live (pictured)
Duma said the health battle helped her shift her perspective and made her appreciate life. She didn’t specify what she was diagnosed or what her current prognosis is, but did say she was in recovery. Pictured: Duma at Paris Fashion Week, October 2017, left; and at the Chanel Replica Show in Moscow, May 2018, right
‘Earlier this year I was diagnosed with a rare lung disease, and given [seven] months to live,’ Duma wrote.
‘It was crazy scary then, but looking back, I realize that the past few months of recovery were possibly the happiest months of my entire life.
‘I stopped running the marathon. I realized how much I love life, how beautiful our world is and how much I want to stay here with the people I love.’
Duma added that ‘a silly mistake, made by my lawyer, led me to an early diagnosis, and gave me a chance to live,’ but didn’t elaborate on what that mistake was.
She added that she believed her obsession to get as many as ‘likes’ as possible on social media led to her illness.
‘Years of self-criticism and doubt, stress, dieting, physically, mentally and emotionally pushing and pushing myself got my immune system to collapse and I had made myself fatally sick,’ she wrote.
Duma ended her post, writing: ‘Thank you to all the wonderful people in my life, I love you with all my heart (and my lungs).’
The 34-year-old became well known in the fashion world in the mid-2000s as one of the pioneers of that decade’s street-style looks.
Duma was the Project Director for Harper’s Bazaar Russia before going on to freelance of the Russian versions of Forbes Woman, Glamour and Vogue. Pictured: Duma in Switzerland
Duma is the CEO of Future Tech Lab, a company that specializes in sustainable technologies for fashion and apparel. She came under fire last year after sharing a note from a designer that read To my n****s in Paris’ on her Instagram story. Pictured: Duma during Paris Fashion Week, July 2016, left; and at Paris Fashion Week, October 2017, right
Duma previously held the title of Project Director at Harper’s Bazaar Russia before going on to freelance for the Russian versions of Forbes Woman, Glamour and Vogue.
She is the CEO and founder of Future Tech Lab, a company that specializes in new and sustainable technologies for fashion and apparel.
Duma is married to fellow Russian entrepreneur Aleksey Mikheev with whom she has three children.
Last year, she came under fire after she shared a note on her Instagram story, sent to her by designer Ulyana Sergeenko that read ‘To my n****s in Paris, a reference to Kanye West and Jay-Z’s song of the same name
A representative for Duma did not immediately respond to DailyMail.com’s request for comment.