Selena Gomez & Francia Raisa Stopped By The Today Show

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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 Francia Raisa stopped by the Today Show this morning to talk about their experience with the kidney transplant they did privately over the summer. Selena has been very public about her auto immune disease, Lupus, which had caused her kidney failure.

“My kidneys were just done. That was it and I didn't want to ask a single person in my life. And she volunteered and did it."

It is an incredible story and I am glad to see that these two are doing well!

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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