“She has my blood.”
As you’ve probably heard, Selena Gomez received a kidney from her close friend Francia Raisa last summer.
The transplant was done as part of the star’s treatment for lupus. Gomez says her “kidneys were just done” before the surgery took place.
And now, Francia is telling her side of the story. In an upcoming interview on Harry Connick Jr.’s show, Harry, Raisa goes deep about her experience donating a kidney.
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… So she’s up and at it immediately and I had a hard time.
“I couldn’t get up without having someone help me. That was very humbling. I couldn’t take a shower by myself, I had to have someone help me because I couldn’t move.”
And Francia says that Gomez had a really difficult time accepting such an enormous gift from her friend.
“It was a big surgery. She felt bad about even having me do that because we are just friends,” she said.
I am not her family or anything. Well, I am now. She has my blood. She felt bad. We just wanted our families around and it was cool because now I have a big family. 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.
H/T to Just Jared.