The former Disney star Selena Gomez disclose to Instagram that she has been somewhat out of the spotlight for awhile because she was recovering from her transplant procedure. She recently received a kidney transplant from television actress Francia Raisia due to her battle with Lupus, according to the Jamaica Gleaner. Gomez wrote “there aren’t words to describe” how she can thank Raisa, who she says gave the ultimate gift and sacrifice by donating her kidney.”
Thanks be to God to Raisa for her heroic deed. That was very thoughtful and loving of her to donate her kidney. Some people would have been afraid and iffy about carrying out such act. Was Selena scared? Yes! She was but her faith in God helped her through it. Her kidney was failing and that’s quite a scary thing. Apparently, Francia Raisia is her best friend; a friend in need is a friend indeed. Some people are just blessed to have true friends who genuinely cares about their well-being. I believe that not everyone who we claim are our ‘friends’ are not truly our friends. Are they there for us in time of need? Are they even reliable? These are questions we have to assess before we give that title to a person. Is this man or woman my real friend? Or he or she is just an acquaintance? Because believe me, there are probably more acquaintances in our “friendship” circle than we would like to admit but it is what it is.
But what is Lupus anyway? Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease in which the body’s immune system becomes hyperactive and attacks normal, healthy tissue. This results in symptoms such as inflammation, swelling, and damage to joints, skin, kidneys, blood, the heart, and lungs. There are several diseases out there and we must try to take care of ourselves. Some diseases take place in our body with unknown reasons. But in every way that we can take care of the body that has been given unto us, we must make it a priority. I am just so happy Selena is alive and she is recovering well. We hope to see the “Good For You” singer soon in the spotlight again, happy as a lark!