Selena Gomez Reveals Secret Kidney Transplant And BFF, Francia Raisa Is Donor

The world (and us) are shocked with Selena Gomez‘s recent Instagram post as she revealed that she underwent a kidney transplant and her donor is non-other than her best friend, Francia Raisa.

Selena posted the picture of her and Francia, holding each other’s hands as they lay next to each other on the hospital beds.

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The singer, songwriter and actress expressed the reason why she was absent during the summer from promoting her new singles Bad Liar and Fetish.

“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 the incredible team of doctors for everything they have done for me prior to and post-surgery.” she said.

She also posted a photo of her scar left from the operation.

She continued thanking her best friend in a sweet note.

“And finally, there aren’t words to describe how I can possibly thank my beautiful friend Francia Raisa,” Selena added thanking her wonderful friend for the sacrificed she was willing to make for her.

“She gave me the ultimate gift and sacrifice by donating her kidney to me. I am incredibly blessed. I love you so much, sis.”

Francia Raisa was notably known for her roles in Bring It On: All or Nothing and The Secret Life of the American Teenager. 

We all thank you, Francia for the generous offer you’ve made. Can we all have a Francia in our lives?

In 2015, Selena Gomez revealed she was diagnosed with Lupus – a complex and chronic autoimmune disease which can cause pain, inflammation and damage any part of the body including skin, joints, and organs.

The disease can vary from mild to life-threatening. It usually strikes women who are of childbearing age but can also develop in men, children and also teenagers.

“Lupus continues to be very misunderstood but progress is being made.”

If you want more information regarding Lupus, head on to the Lupus Research Alliance website, www.lupusresearch.org

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