Selena Gomez who has Lupus, her friend Francia Raisa donated a kidney to the singer. Gomez revealed her lupus diagnosis in 2015 and took a break from her career last year to deal with anxiety, panic attacks and depression.
Selena Gomez received a kidney transplant from her friend and The Secret Life of the American Teenager star, Francia Raisa.
The 25 year old singer took to her Instagram to show her gratitude and appreciation to Friend who donated to her a kidney by sharing a picture taken in the hospital of them lying side-by-side in hospital beds holding hands while they flashed out a little smile to each other.
This is part of the long message the singer wrote via her Instagram.This mainly is for her heartfelt appreciation to her friend who donated her kidney. She adds, “And finally, there aren’t words to describe how I can possibly thank my beautiful friend Francia Raisa. She gave me the ultimate gift and sacrifice by donating her kidney to me. I am incredibly blessed. I love you so much sis.”
Selena Gomez captions, “I’m very aware some of my fans had noticed I was laying low for part of the summer and questioning why I wasn’t promoting my new music, which I was extremely proud of. So I found out I needed to get a kidney transplant due to my Lupus and was recovering. It was what I needed to do for my overall health. I honestly look forward to sharing with you, soon my journey through these past several months as I have always wanted to do with you. Until then I want to publicly thank my family and incredible team of doctors for everything they have done for me prior to and post-surgery. And finally, there aren’t words to describe how I can possibly thank my beautiful friend Francia Raisa. She gave me the ultimate gift and sacrifice by donating her kidney to me. I am incredibly blessed. I love you so much sis. Lupus continues to be very misunderstood but progress is being made. For more information regarding Lupus please go to the Lupus Research Alliance website: www.lupusresearch.org/ -by grace through faith.”