Selena Gomez received a kidney transplant this summer and apparently, her experience was more severe than everyone had thought. Gomez and her best friend and kidney donor Francia Raisa sat down with Today where she revealed that she had an emergency second surgery due to complications with her kidney transplant.
“One day she came home and she was emotional. I hadn’t asked anything. I knew she hadn’t been feeling well,” said Francia Raisa. “She couldn’t open a water bottle one day. She chucked it and she started crying. And I said, ‘What’s wrong?’ and that’s when she told me. And she goes, ‘I don’t know what to do. The (kidney transplant donor) list is seven to 10 years long.'”
That’s when she realized that her friend was sicker than she thought and immediately told her that she would get tested to see if she could be a kidney donor match.
Raisa was happy that she was able to do this for her best friend, but at the same time, she was terrified. “I had to write a will, which was scary because there’s no guarantee I’ll wake up,” Raisa said.