Most of her fans already know, Selena Gomez has been dealing with Lupus for years. In fact, the first time she ever took a break from her career, it was because of the side effects of Lupus.
Well, over the summer, Selena found out that she needed a kidney transplant. Instead of touring or doing press tours to talk about her new music, she was laying in a hospital bed next to one of her best friends preparing to get a new kidney.
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
That’s her friend Francia Raisa, who was able to give up her own kidney to help Selena.
Wow! Such an amazing story. And what a friend! Glad to know they are both doing well.