Selena Gomez & Francia Raisa Share Kidney Transplant Experience

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Selena Gomez says her friend absolutely saved her life.

Posted by Today Show on Friday, October 27, 2017

Selena Gomez and Francis Raisa stopped by the Today Show this morning to talk about their experience with the kidney transplant they went through together privately over the summer. 

"My kidneys were just done. That was it. And I didn't want to ask a single person in my life, and that was the day I came home when I found out. And she volunteered and did it."

An incredible story from both perspectives. Selena Gomez has been going through a battle with Lupus which she has been very public about and she was beyond lucky someone like Francis would give her a kidney. Absolutely selfless! And it's nice to see the two of them doing well.

Selena Gomez says she had gotten "to the point where it was really kind of life or death."

Posted by Teen Vogue on Friday, October 27, 2017

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

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