What has your best friend done for you lately? Taken you out to coffee? Called you out of the blue? Different friends are good for different things. I have a friend I like to go to concerts with, for instance. Selena Gomez, the star of many concerts, has a friend who hands over organs like they’re chump change.
While Gomez did not reveal the exact date of her surgery, we do know that it occurred over the summer not far off from her 25th birthday at the height of her struggle with Lupus.
Some besties have matching necklaces, others have matching transplant scars.
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
Francia Raisa to Selena: “Happy birthday! Here’s something to prevent your body from being overloaded with toxins and also, a cupcake with a candle in it. Love ya girl.”
Tag someone who hasn’t done anything nice for you lately.
I need new friends. #BirthdayKidney