Francia Raisa scars

Screengrab via Francia Raisa/Instagram

Selena Gomez’s kidney donor shows her scars in moving Instagram post

‘Happy to be back.’

 

Kris Seavers

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The best friend who donated her kidney to help treat Selena Gomez’s lupus revealed her scars in an Instagram post on Friday.

Francia Raísa, known for appearing in Bring It On: All or Nothing and Netflix‘s Dear White People, shared a video showing herself lifting weights. Two scars are visible on her stomach.

“Happy to be back,” she wrote on the post.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BZUEsQ9DpMf/?taken-by=franciaraisa

Gomez revealed to fans last week that she received a kidney donation from Raísa earlier in the summer. Since her lupus diagnosis in 2014, Gomez has undergone chemotherapy and ducked out of the spotlight to focus on her health, along with having the transplant.

“She gave me the ultimate gift and sacrifice by donating her kidney to me,” Gomez wrote on a post showing her and Gomez holding hands as they lay in two different hospital beds. “I am incredibly blessed. I love you so much sis.”

Raísa shared the same photo, writing she is “so glad we’re on this journey together.

Kidney donors typically spend two days in the hospital following surgery and take four to six weeks to recover, according to Johns Hopkins Medicine. It’s also recommended that they avoid driving for two weeks post-op and avoid picking up anything that weighs more than 10 pounds for the six weeks.

Both stars have indicated that they will share more about the kidney transplant later on, but for now, they hope to raise awareness about lupus by directing fans to Lupusresearch.org.

H/T Glamour

 
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