Single Selena Gomez and actress Francia Raísa, the friend who gave a kidney to her, are opening up out of the blue operation they experienced not long ago and how the technique drastically changed the musician life. This is the true example of the friendship that has no barrier and is full of love and care. We hardly see these type of friendship nowadays.
Reason For Surgery
Over the summer Selena Gomez gradually became ill because of Lupus and complications related to it. This disease was totally killing Selena and she needed proper treatment. This directly attacked her kidneys.
After analyzing her condition she kept herself going but it was hard for her to numb her pain. she said to a news channel “I had arthritis. My kidneys were shutting down. My mentality was just to keep going,”.
Weeks Away From Dialysis
She finally shared the news with her friend and roommate Raísa, One day Selena came home being so emotional, Raisa didn’t ask her anything. Raisa told, ” I knew that she hadn’t been feeling well, She couldn’t open a water bottle one day and she chucked it and just started crying.”
After crying and seeing her condition that was becoming worse day by day and then she realized she needed a kidney transplant but as we know the potential wait for a matching donor was extensive.
Steps Taken By Raisa
Raisa was all confused about what to do about the situation. She said “‘I don’t know what to do. The list is seven-to-10-years long,’” said Raísa, an actress on the upcoming Freeform show, “Grown-ish.” “And it just vomited out of me. I was like, ‘Of course I’ll get tested.'”
Process Of Getting Raisa Herself Checked
Raisa immediately got herself checked that included a blood test and urine test and underwent a full physical and psychological evaluation. A process that takes almost a month to complete, was completed in a day.
Selena couldn’t believe it and said “She lived with me in this interesting time where my kidneys were just done. The thought of asking somebody to do that was really difficult for me. And she volunteered and did it… The fact that she was a match, I mean, that’s unbelievable.”
First, the doctors took Raisa for the surgery and then Selena. After the surgery, Selena remembers waking up to see her mom and stepdad. The next person she could ask for was Raisa.
There were things which got complicated, Selena soon was taken again to the operating room when her new kidney started turning around inside her body.
A Six Hour Surgery
Selena was all freaked out as the doctors had to do a six-hour surgery on her however normal process takes only two hours. Probably one of her arteries flipped inside. She’s thankful to the people who knew what to do in that situation.