Selena Gomez Spotted for First Time Since Revealing Surgery News

Selena Gomez Spotted for First Time Since Revealing Surgery News

In an wonderful act of friendship and kindness, Selena's actress friend Francia Raisa donated her kidney to the Bad Liar singer.

Selena Gomez has started work on her upcoming Woody Allen movie, hours after she revealed she underwent a kidney transplant earlier this summer.

Selena Gomez has helped bring in nearly $500,000 for lupus research following her kidney transplant revelation. You are giving me hope that one day there will be treatments so we do not need kidney transplants.

Francia Raisa's mom praised her daughter for giving best friend Selena Gomez "a better life".

The "Bad Liar" revealed the news of her kidney transplant on Instagram on Thursday and thanked Raisa for providing her with the "ultimate gift". Having spent the summer recovering, she went on to state, "Lupus continues to be very misunderstood but progress is being made".

She then went on to provide information on the Lupus Research Alliance and had a special message for Gomez.

Selena revealed in an emotional Instagram post that she underwent a kidney transplant, and the organ donation came from her good friend Francia Raisa.


She thanked Raisa, best known for roles in the ABC series The Secret Life Of The American Teenager and the cheerleader comedy film Bring It On: All Or Nothing.

A source near the 25-year-old discloses to PEOPLE that the R&B star - conceived Abel Tesfaye - did everything he could to enable his sweetheart to recuperate after she experienced surgery following intricacies from the incessant immune system sickness Lupus.

"I am beyond grateful that God would trust me with something that not only saved a life, but changed mine in the process", Raisa said. I know the roller coaster of fear and uncertainty that follows a lupus diagnosis, and the stress and anxiety that comes from waiting for a transplant. "I ended up becoming extremely fascinated with the boys and kind of forced them to be my friend a little bit". She has a massive following on social media.

Kidney damage is one of the most common health problems for those with lupus, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Selena has been struggling with this often terribly debilitating disease for years, and for all intents and purposes, in private.

Selena and Francia have been friends for more than a decade.

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