Selena Gomez’s ‘beautiful’ kidney transplant

ICONINSIDER — Selena Gomez doesn’t consider her kidney transplant to be a “negative experience”.
The 25-year-old singer received an organ from her friend Francia Raisa in a life-saving operation over the summer, which was needed as a result of her battle with Lupus, a condition in which the body’s immune system mistakingly attacks healthy tissue.
And although her life was in danger, the ‘Bad Liar’ hitmaker thinks the whole ordeal was a “beautiful thing”, and believes her operation has “made her” who she is now.
She said: “I don’t want people to think it’s a sad thing that I went through this with Francia or with anything in my life. I think all of the stuff that I went through made me and defined everything that I am right now. It’s a really beautiful thing and I have to remind myself of that. It’s not a negative experience.”
The ‘Fetish’ singer – who recently split from her boyfriend The Weeknd – doesn’t even think negatively of her Lupus diagnoses, as she believes everything happens “for a reason”.
Speaking in an extended clip of her interview on the ‘Today’ show, which was posted on Tuesday (31.10.17), Selena added: “What I believe is that it does happen for a reason. I think a huge part of my discernment and my honesty and my truth has been because I’ve had a relationship with God.”
Selena announced the news she had undergone the surgery on social media in September, and she has admitted she felt “incredibly blessed” to have a friend like Francia who was willing to make a huge “sacrifice” for her.
Speaking previously in an Instagram post of the pair laying in a hospital bed next to one another, Selena wrote: “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 (sic).”
But Francia has hinted she would not have had it anyway, and is “beyond grateful” she was trusted to donate her body part.
She wrote at the time: “I am beyond grateful that God would trust me with something that not only saved a life, but changed mine in the process.”

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