Selena Reveals She Had A Kidney Transplant Over The Summer, And Her BFF, Francia Raisa Is Her Donor

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September 14, 2017

Selena Gomez has been M.I.A. this summer and for a good reason. The singer revealed that she found out she needed a kidney transplant due to her battle with Lupus.

Lupus is a chronic inflammatory disease that occurs when your body's immune system attacks your own tissues and organs. Inflammation caused by lupus can affect many different body systems — including your joints, skin, kidneys, blood cells, brain, heart, and lungs.

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That is when her best friend and self-professed sister, Francia Raisa, stepped in. Gomez shared a photo, on Instagram, of the two of them holding hands in their hospital beds. She wrote:

“There aren’t words to describe how I can possibly thank my beautiful friend Francia Raisa,” said Gomez. “She gave me the ultimate gift and sacrifice by donating her kidney to me. I am incredibly blessed. I love you so much sis.”

The two friends met by chance when they were put in the same group when the stars were visiting sick kids at the Children's Hospital in Los Angeles. The rest is history; these two have been inseparable ever since. So when Francia found out about her friend’s need, she didn't hesitate to step up.

“I am so grateful that God put you in my life when he did. If you think about the time that we met and where we were in our lives when we first hung out, his timing was perfect. It’s been so inspiring watching you grow and to grow with you,” Francia Raisa wrote on her Instagram.

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