Francia Raisa Talks About Being Selena’s Organ Donor

By Editor February 21, 2018 10:35

Francia Raisa Talks About Being Selena’s Organ Donor

Yara Palin of reports on Francia Raisa talking about being the kidney donor for he best friend Selena Gomez. –

After Selena Gomez revealed that she had undergone a kidney transplant during her fight with Lupus, the general public was overwhelmed at the fact that her donor was none other than her best friend Francia Raísa.

The Mexican-Honduran-American actress is now opening up about what it meant to be on the giving side of the transplant.

In an interview with Harry Connick JR. the ‘grown-ish’ actress says, “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.” Since the surgery was also laparoscopic, she compared the procedure to C-sections. ” I feel you. I don’t know how you take care of a child afterward. It is crazy! I couldn’t get up without having someone help me,” she says.

A dog owner and coffee lover, Raísa said that “every day the thing I look forward to is drinking my coffee and walking [my dog] I couldn’t do that. It was really really hard.”

Despite the hardships, the 29-year-old has no regrets about donating her kidney to her BFF. She says that she and Selena are a lot closer now and consider each other family. She says, “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.””

By Editor February 21, 2018 10:35

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