America’s female pop icon:
Selena Gomez’s kidney transplant operation was successful, The news got viral when she posted her pic on social media platform instagram.
Her struggle with Lupus diagnosis and chemotherapy:
She was suffering from Lupus- an inflammatory chronic disease when the immune system attacks its own tissues. This is a disease that can damage any part of the body, skin/joints and/or organs. It is chronic because this disease tends to last longer than 6 weeks and often for many years.
Struggle throughout the years
She was secretive about her struggle for a long time from the public but revealed for the first time in an interview on Billboard’s Oct 17, 2015, issue. The reason for her revelation was the fact that the tabloids were making baseless speculations about her as being engaged in a drug scandal. People were making wild guesses about her as undergoing drug rehab therapy.
She was instead in a process of chemotherapy for her Lupus disease that she was battling with. Selena also took a break from her musical career because of the after effects of the disease. ” I want to completely focus on my health, therefore the best way I can do is to take some time off ” said selena. My health and happiness is my ultimate priority. For all the fans, I am really thankful for supporting me throughout my journey. You guys have been really special for me but this is a challenge that I need to face for my future well being. So I am trying to make this happen in the best possible way. I hope I am able to gather some strength by sharing this with all of you. This will an encouragement for several people out there with problems that they are unable to share.”
This is a video about her speech for her struggle with Lupus.
REVIVAL- Her journey
After the release of her new album, Revival, she decided to open up about her Lupus conditions, her difficult after effects. On May 2016 after finishing off her Revival World Tour, she again shared her worries over Instagram about certain difficulties that she was still facing in her life.
The release of her latest single, “Fetish” and the revelation of her kidney transplant:
After her latest single, Fetish released in July, she again disappeared from the public without any promotions. It was only yesterday when she finally revealed the reason for her disappearance.
She had a kidney transplant because of her Lupus conditions.
She also posted this picture, showing her transplant scar.
She clarified that since her health conditions were not improving, she had to undergo the transplant, necessary for her improvement.
HER DEAR FRIEND WHO WAS THE SAVIOR FOR HER TRANSPLANT:
After posting several images with being thankful to her family and the doctors, she also revealed the identity of the person who donated the kidney for her. Her new kidney had actually been donated by her friend, Francia Raisa.
She says, “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 needed to get a kidney transplant due to my Lupus and was recovering. It was what I needed to do for my overall health. 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.
Until then I want to publicly thank my family and an incredible team of doctors for everything they have done for me prior to and post-surgery. And finally, 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. Lupus continues to be very misunderstood but progress is being made.” Instagram: Selena Gomez
With her friend, Francia Raisa Instagram: Francia Raisa
We all have friends who have earned our love and respect forever — but would you be willing to give them your organs?
The friendship between these two is truly beautiful.