Selena Gomez took the time to thank her friend and kidney donor Fancia Raisa on World Kidney Day.
The 28-year-old singer wrote “Thank you for blessing me. I am forever grateful to you,” underneath a tweet from Raisa on Thursday (March 11th).
Gomez was replying to a thread in which her friend opened up about the donation for the first time. She shared her thoughts alongside a photo of herself leaving the hospital after surgery in 2017.
She wrote, “If you’ve been following me for a while, you know that I’ve kept my kidney donation process pretty private. However, I think I’ve gotten to a point in my life where I feel comfortable and confident in speaking about my experience, and using my platform to raise awareness for the various kidney diseases that affect our population.
“While I wasn’t affected personally by kidney disease, I’ve seen the impacts of it firsthand and want to do my part to help educate others on it. So in honor of World Kidney Day, let’s talk about the impact of kidney disease and how we can work to ensure those living with kidney disease are living well.”