Rewind to around 2007, and the two teen actresses met when Disney and Freeform (formerly ABC Family) had the stars of their shows visit a children's hospital together. Thank God they're both doing great. That was very hard for me, and I have a dog.
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Almendarez explains that Raisa made this decision on her own and told her two weeks before the surgery. My mentality was just to keep going," Gomez said of the time before she had the procedure. Selena Gomez's best friend and kidney donor Francia Raisa opens up about last summer's kidney transplant, sharing details about their difficult recovery and Selena's near-fatal complication. "Francia Raisa is an adult already, and she makes her own choices. Selena Gomez, Kidney Transplant Harder on Donor Francia Raisa Selena Gomez Kidney Transplant Harder on Francia Raisa.
She didn't receive any benefit from this, only the benefit of Selena having a better life. "Our surgery was in June, our fans didn’t find out about it until September.
I am obsessed with every memory we've built in the last 8 years and the ones we have yet to create. Selena Gomez and Francia Raisa Speak Out About the Kidney Transplant Surgery and the 'Brutal' Recovery, WATCH: Selena Gomez's Bestie Francia Raisa Opens Up About Their Supportive Friendship (Exclusive), Why Selena Gomez and Francia Raisa Waited to Speak Out About Kidney Transplant (Exclusive), By signing up, you agree to our Our story is like no other. Slay, Girls Selena Gomez & Francia Raisa Proudly Embrace Their Kidney Surgery Scars. It was what I needed to do for my overall health. Gomez's "sis" responded to the news, explaining how "grateful" she is to be able to impact Gomez's life in this way. "She gave me the ultimate gift and sacrifice by donating her kidney to me," Gomez wrote of Raisa. All rights reserved. ", Almendarez says that she and Selena's mother hugged and that the "Fetish" singer's mother was at a loss for words, full of emotion and said, "I don't know what to say. "Francia did it for friendship, for her love for Selena, and because they care a lot for each other. That was very humbling. "They've been friends for many years. The Puerto Rican journalist then asked her if it was true that the two friends stayed in a home for a month that was rented by Selena for them to recuperate after the kidney transplant surgery. Then singer has reportedly settled her differences with actress Francia Raisa.
"I hadn’t asked anything. She says I'm her mom. For more on Raisa and Gomez's kidney transplant, watch below. Selena Gomez shared on Instagram last month that over the summer, she had a kidney transplant. 9/14/2017 11:03 AM PT "I'm very proud of both of them. Oh Snap Francia Raisa Shuts Down A Fan Who Says Selena Gomez Is The Reason She's Famous. I lost my grandparents when I was younger… Her grandparents are my grandparents now and so I have this extension of a family and it’s been really amazing.”. Francia has a huge heart because not anyone would just let go of one of their organs to give it to someone else.". We wanted that privacy. I love you so much sis.". The 29-year-old Grown-ish actress opened up about the difficulties she faced following the surgery she and the "Fetish" singer underwent back in June. My lupus there’s about a 3-5% chance it’ll ever come back.” [email protected] pic.twitter.com/At3Nq3cSgU, The two hope people can take hope from their story. This video is unavailable because we were unable to load a message from our sponsors. It was really, really hard," she continued. "I was freaking out. "The lupus was huge thing that happened to me, … I didn’t want to ask a single person in my life. 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," Raisa wrote. Watch Gomez and Raisa's full interview below: Twitter Had A Lot to Say About the Final Debate. I was like, ‘Of course I’ll get tested.’", WATCH: “I didn’t want to ask a single person in my life.” @selenagomez & @therealfrancia speak out on kidney donation process pic.twitter.com/tj1Ri1dED8, Gomez objected, saying Raisa had too much going on in her career, but Raisa insisted. "It’s harder as the donor because we are losing something our body didn’t need to lose, so trying to recover from that and she’s gaining something her body needed,” Raisa told Harry Connick Jr. (via Just Jared) during an upcoming appearance on his daytime talk show, Harry, airing Monday, Feb. 19. I am incredibly blessed. Gomez was living with Raisa then. ", A post shared by Virginia Almendarez (@pelusa_3) on Jul 26, 2017 at 9:16pm PDT. Since that time, the two have built what appears to be an unbreakable bond. They're like sisters," the mother of three says. You may be able to find more information about this and similar content at piano.io, Selena Gomez, Timothée Chalamet on Early Voting, Hilary Duff and Matthew Koma Expecting Baby No. "I went through heartbreak this year, and you left the studio and drove out of your way to come see me and comfort me.
Selena Gomez surprisingly announced on social media Thursday morning, that she had undergone a kidney transplant as a result of her Lupus and needed a new organ to improve her "overall health." And she chucked it, and she started crying. Thankfully the kidney was compatible and that everything came out perfectly. Arrarás asked her to clarify if there had been any kind of monetary transaction from Gomez to Raisa. "She's actually filming a TV show that's called Grown-ish, and she's just going about her normal life," she says. How Was Selena Gomez Able to Keep Her Kidney Transplant a Secret? Since then you have changed my life, and I've become a better person.
"It’s really hard to think about or even to swallow especially now that as soon as I got the kidney transplant, my arthritis went away, my lupus is about a 3 to 5 percent chance it’ll ever come back, my blood pressure is better, my energy, my life has been better. "I called her assistant and said give me the information, I want to do this. As Raisa told Latina, "Selena and I were in the same group, and we just clicked.". "She(Gomez) is well, too. Her best friend Francia Raisa donated her kidney to save Gomez, and the two planned to tell their story soon. Since then, the two stars have each individually shared additional details about their recovery and experience. "Well, I am now.
I had to have someone help me because I couldn’t move.". All I could do was walk. "I just really hope that we can help somebody. I don’t know how you take care of a child afterwards. "I felt really good. For more information regarding Lupus please go to the Lupus Research Alliance website: www.lupusresearch.org/ -by grace through faith, A post shared by Selena Gomez (@selenagomez) on Sep 14, 2017 at 3:07am PDT, And as for how their friendship has evolved since the operation, Almendarez kindly says that "The love between them has really grown. Selena Gomez has shared gratitude and appreciation for her best friend Francia Raisa after the Grown-ish actress donated her kidney to the pop titan.Still, the organ transplant didn't go as seamless as we thought, as per Raisa's recent reveal to W Magazine. ELLE participates in various affiliate marketing programs, which means we may get paid commissions on editorially chosen products purchased through our links to retailer sites. Selena Gomez is once again friends with the woman who gave her a kidney. This content is imported from Twitter.
And she goes, ‘I don’t know what to do, the [donor wait] list is 7 to 10 years long. It's been so inspiring watching you grow and to grow with you. And every day the thing I look forward to is drinking my coffee, and walking, and I couldn’t do that. 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. ", 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. I received good news last month and you facetimed me minutes before you went up on stage just to congratulate me. "I am beyond grateful that God would trust me with something that not only saved a life, but changed mine in the process. Almendarez explains that Gomez and Raisa had "separate rooms" and "had their nurses there to take care of them." Selena Gomez has spoken more about her intense battle with autoimmune disease lupus, and the moment she thought she might die during emergency surgery. A post shared by Francia Raísa (@franciaraisa) on Jul 22, 2017 at 9:09pm PDT, For some who haven't been paying close attention to the "Bad Liar" singer's inner circle, Raisa has been there for the 25-year-old pop star since her earlier years in the business. So I found out I needed to get a kidney transplant due to my Lupus and was recovering.
She volunteered and did it—and let alone somebody wanting to volunteer, it is incredibly difficult to find a match. I couldn’t take a shower by myself. ", “Did you ever fear for your own health?” [email protected]“I had to write a will which was scary.” [email protected] pic.twitter.com/vAzPMnT45d, Gomez faced a complication after her initial procedure. She felt bad. "People need to know that you can live with one kidney, there are a lot of individuals that get scared to donate to people that need it because they're afraid of never again living a normal life. Feliz cumpleaños a mi hermana, My forever friend ?? And finally, there aren’t words to describe how I can possibly thank my beautiful friend Francia Raisa.
Some people are treating this as if there was money involved," she says. And I got to see you [Francia] and tell you ‘I love you’ and then I went back to my room and I started to attempt to fall asleep.
There are so many moments we have and things you do that I cherish and don't take for granted," Raisa penned to Gomez last summer. Francia Raisa considers Selena Gomez her family after donating a kidney to her longtime friend. It is crazy. Selena Gomez Shows Her Kidney Transplant Scar, Francia Raisa on Donating Kidney to Selena Gomez, Selena Responds to Bikini Photo Bodyshamers, Selena Gomez Goes Shopping in Her PJs Again. "Because of my job, I didn't have a lot of time but they were there, and I would go one to two times a week.".
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