Actress Francia Raisa did something truly incredible last year – she gave one of her kidney’s to Selena Gomez. The pair have been friends for a long time, and when Selena revealed she needed a new kidney due to her Lupus, Francia knew she had to step up.
Francia has been open about the surgery since it took place. In the gallery below you can click through to see the emotional quotes Francia has given about the surgery and her “new family.”
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