She loves me a lot. This content is imported from Third party.

That was very humbling.
Check out the hottest fashion, photos, movies and TV shows! "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.

It was a six hour surgery that they had to do on me, and the normal kidney process is actually two hours. Francia Raisa considers Selena Gomez her family after donating a kidney to her longtime friend. How Was Selena Gomez Able to Keep Her Kidney Transplant a Secret? And in the middle of that process, I started hyperventilating.

Since then you have changed my life, and I've become a better person. #always&forever.". Thank God they're both doing great. "I am incredibly blessed. "I love her(Gomez) a lot, too. "Francia Raisa is an adult already, and she makes her own choices.

You may be able to find the same content in another format, or you may be able to find more information, at their web site. 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.

So I found out I needed to get a kidney transplant due to my Lupus and was recovering. 9/14/2017 11:03 AM PT Francia Raisa considers Selena Gomez her family after donating a kidney to her longtime friend.. 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. I am obsessed with every memory we've built in the last 8 years and the ones we have yet to create. "[Whether] it's crying, laughing, or simply sitting on my kitchen floor throwing our hands up in the air confused at life, I'm thankful you're always there. "Well, I am now. This video is unavailable because we were unable to load a message from our sponsors. But there is no danger.". It was a big surgery. She says I'm her mom. I couldn’t take a shower by myself.

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. ", "Selena is a great girl, and she also has a big heart, as does Francia," she explains. Three years later, the young women were forging ahead and offering each other a shoulder to lean on when times got tough. Since that time, the two have built what appears to be an unbreakable bond. I received good news last month and you facetimed me minutes before you went up on stage just to congratulate me.

"The lupus was huge thing that happened to me, … And she chucked it, and she started crying. That’s not real. "No, not even a single penny. My lupus there’s about a 3-5% chance it’ll ever come back.” -@selenagomez, The two hope people can take hope from their story. 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. It is crazy. Selena Gomez and Francia Raisa Talk on 'Today', Demi and Selena Are Back on & Red Carpet Official, This content is created and maintained by a third party, and imported onto this page to help users provide their email addresses. Raisa saved her life, Gomez said with tears, and gave her back her health. The actress' mother gave an exclusive interview to Al Rojo Vivo and talked about her daughter's decade-long friendship, the secret surgery and how they recovered from it all. Selena Gomez is once again friends with the woman who gave her a kidney.

But Then, It Works. I couldn’t get up without having someone help me. I don’t know how you take care of a child afterwards. "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. 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. And there was so much pain there.

I knew that she hadn’t been feeling well. Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

; The 25-year-old Disney star spoke about her kidney transplant, which lasted more than seven hours due to complications, during a wide-ranging interview for Wall Street Journal Magazine. "I remember waking up two hours after, and I saw my mom, I saw my step-dad, and I felt okay," Gomez recalled.

It's been so inspiring watching you grow and to grow with you. "I guess I got to the point where it was really kind of life or death," Gomez said. The organ donor is her "beautiful friend," Francia Raisa. Our story is like no other. ", 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. She couldn’t open a water bottle one day. "I'm very proud of both of them. 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, Gomez objected, saying Raisa had too much going on in her career, but Raisa insisted.
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Faking Optimism Is Hard. "I’m a very, very active person, so the fact that my doctor said I couldn’t move for two months, I couldn’t do anything active.

"For more information regarding Lupus, please go to the Lupus Research Alliance -- Love you sis, so glad we're on this journey together.". ", WATCH: “I just I really hope that we could help somebody.” @selenagomez tells @savannahguthrie They shared the first part of their journey on The Today Show this morning to Savannah Guthrie, opening up about what life had been like right before Gomez needed the surgery, the procedure itself, and their recovery. ", Raisa and Gomez also opened up about the day of the surgery. ", WATCH: @selenagomez and @therealfrancia describe their recovery process to @savannahguthrie Almendarez explains that Raisa made this decision on her own and told her two weeks before the surgery.

She felt bad about even having me do that because we are just friends, I am not her family or anything," Raisa explained. Raisa and Gomez revealed their surgery in September and spoke about the procedure with Today's Savannah Guthrie a month later. 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. "I don’t think what we went through was easy. We just wanted our families around and it was cool because now I have a big family. All I could do was support her," she says. This content is imported from Twitter. Her best friend Francia Raisa donated her kidney to save Gomez, and the two planned to … It was what I needed to do for my overall health. Then singer has reportedly settled her differences with actress Francia Raisa. Your source for entertainment news, celebrities, celeb news, and ​celebrity gossip.

You may be able to find the same content in another format, or you may be able to find more information, at their web site. Raisa said she had to write a will, which was "scary.

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. She felt bad. She told me about it, and of course, at first, I was worried, but then she said that she had been thoroughly informed about everything and that she was going to do it. This is a story about the biggest sacrifice one can do for a friend, as the Secret Life of the American Teenager star's mom, Virginia Almendarez explains to Telemundo's María Celeste Arrarás. 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. 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.

My mentality was just to keep going," Gomez said of the time before she had the procedure.

"I was freaking out. Meanwhile, the Beyond Paradise star also revealed that Gomez "felt bad" about having her donate her organ, though the procedure strengthened their relationship. "I just really hope that we can help somebody. I love you and am beyond grateful to be a part your life cuz girl... we in our 20's," Raisa wrote to her famous bestie in honor of her birthday in 2013. 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 I said, ‘What’s wrong?’ And that’s when she told me. 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.

All I could do was walk. "She(Gomez) is well, too. Francia Raisa's Mother Explains How Her Daughter and Selena Gomez Recovered After Kidney Transplant Actress' mom says that the two friends stayed in a … And I just hope that this inspires people to feel good, to know there is really good people in the world. 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. “I basically have four scars," Raisa told Connick Jr. "It was laparoscopic. She has my blood. And she goes, ‘I don’t know what to do, the [donor wait] list is 7 to 10 years long. "One day, she came home, and she was emotional," Raisa said. Apparently one of the arteries had flipped. © 2020 E! Alyssa Bailey is the news and strategy editor at, where she oversees coverage of celebrities and royals (particularly Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton). Every item on this page was chosen by an ELLE editor. And every day the thing I look forward to is drinking my coffee, and walking, and I couldn’t do that. Almendarez explains that Gomez and Raisa had "separate rooms" and "had their nurses there to take care of them." For more on Raisa and Gomez's kidney transplant, watch below. ® & © 2020 CBS Studios Inc. © 2020 CBS Television Distribution and CBS Interactive Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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