Co-founder of the Endometriosis Foundation of America, Padma Lakshmi, 52, brought her “miracle” daughter, Krishna Thea Lakshmi-Dell, to the 11th Annual Blossom Ball.

The elder Lakshmi wore a silky, halter-neck, black dress with black details on the skirt of the dress. She wore a white flower in her dark, brown hair that lay loosely over her shoulders. She had on pink shimmery eyeshadow with matching pink lipstick.

The younger Lakshmi wore a strapless, black cocktail dress with a corset-style top. The dress also had a black feather train that dragged on the red carpet. She wore a simple choker necklace and had her hair up in a ponytail with minimal makeup.



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When Lakshmi was 36 she was diagnosed with endometriosis, which had been going on untreated since she was 13.

Then, 13 years ago, Lakshmi gave birth to her little girl, despite being told she would never be able to get pregnant because of endometriosis.

“I had one fallopian tube removed. On the other side, I’ve had half an ovary removed. So I really don’t know how that happened. I’m very grateful for that,” Lakshmi said.

Thanks to the support from her gynecologist, Dr. Tamer Seckin, Lakshmi co-founded EndoFound in 2009 to further the research on the disease.

During the Blossom Ball, items were auctioned off and managed to raise an impressive $389,925. One such item was an Australian vacation from Bindi Irwin-Powell, who also suffers from endometriosis.

Krishna’s father is billionaire Dell Computer founder Michael Dell.

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