Selena Gomez's fans have noticed that she's been away from the limelight recently. The reason for this was revealed in her Instagram post.
See the photo below:
It has been common knowledge that Selena has been battling lupus, and part of this was her urgent need for a kidney. Her best friend, Francia Raisa, donated one of her own.
Selena mentioned, "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."
Not only is Selena the person who benefitted from this very generous act. Francia said on her Instagram post -- " I am beyond grateful that God would trust me with something that not only saved a life, but changed mine in the process."
As Selena herself knows that lupus is very misunderstood and sometimes taken lightly, we are glad to say that this has raised awareness to the issue.
Back in 2015, she shared with Ellen the struggles she's been facing due to lupus. See the video below:
For more information regarding lupus, check out Lupus Research Alliance on http://www.lupusresearch.org.
Catch season 15 of Ellen, weekdays at 7AM via satellite and again at 7PM.