Selena Gomez underwent a kidney transplant this summer, and the donor was her best friend.
Selena posted this pic post-surgery of her and kidney donor Francia Raisa. She said, "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 need to get a kidney transplant due to my Lupus and was recovering. It was what I needed to do for my overall health."
Selena goes on to thank Francia. "There aren't words to describe how I can possibly thank my beautiful friend Francia Raisa. She gave me the ultimate gift."
The operation was months ago, and Francia has recovered and is able to do less strenuous forms of physical activity such as yoga.
Francia posted a note of support on her FB page:
I am beyond grateful that God would trust me with something that not only saved a life, but changed mine in the process. This was part of our story, and we will share it soon, but what is important now is that this is not the only story.