Selena Gomez recently revealed in an Instagram post why she's been MIA in promoting her new music. According to the singer, it's because she was recovering from a kidney transplant that she recently underwent due to her battle with Lupus, an auto-immune disease.
With that, the spotlight is on Francia Raisa, who had the kindest heart to give Selena this momentous, if not life-changing gift. Below, we find out everything you need to know about Selena's kidney donor:
1. Francia is an actress.
She's a Latin-American star who recently appeared in various TV shows, like The Secret Life of the American Teenager, and had cameo roles in The Mindy Project and Dear White People.
2. They met during Selena's Disney days back in 2008.
Since then, they maintained a strong bond. Like soul sisters, they've shared the good times and lamented over their life's heartbreaks.
3. She's a very active person.
Selena wasn't exaggerating when she said Francia made a huge sacrifice for her. It's one thing to donate your kidney, and another to heal from it. Like most donors, Francia had to stay put and stop doing strenuous activities until she's completely recovered. Her diet plan was also restricted and monitored.
It's also worth noting that humans are designed to have two functional kidneys so giving up one of hers entails Francia to be extra careful of her health and well-being from now on. It's a life-long and life-changing result of her good deed for Selena.
But we're happy to see she's now out and about months after the surgery!
4. Like Selena, she's vocal about the causes she supports.
She supports organizations that move to end human trafficking and child slavery.
5. She loves to dance and is into professional wrestling!
This rising TV star has a lot of interesting hobbies. When she's not taping or hanging out with her friends, you can find Francia either dancing in heels or watching professional wrestling.