This past year was a tough period for Selena Gomez. She had a Kidney transplant due to her Lupus. On Thursday night, At Billboard Women In Music 2017, She Emotionally Dedicated Her “Woman of the Year” Billboard award To The Best Friend Who Saved Her Life. Francis Raisa, her best friend donated her kidney to Selena. At the award show, She said that this award has gone to a wrong person.

Selena Gomez Dedicated Her “Woman of the Year” Billboard award To Francia Raisa

While accepting her “Woman of the Year” Billboard award at Billboard Women In Music 2017, she wept and tributed her award to her best friend Francia Raisa who donated her kidney to Gomez.

Selena Gomez Dedicated Her “Woman of the Year” Billboard award To Francia Raisa

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Selena surprised many of us by the news of her kidney transplant by sharing a photo of her and her best friend Francia Raisa in the hospital gowns holding hands together.

Selena Gomez Dedicated Her “Woman of the Year” Billboard award To Francia Raisa

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At the award ceremony, as Raisa presented her with the award, Gomez got emotional and she said, “To be honest, I think Francia should be getting this award because she saved my life,”

She Said, “Honestly, I couldn’t be more grateful for the position I’ve been given in my career from seven to 14 to now,” she said. “I want people to know I respect the platform that I have so deeply because I knew that I wanted to be part of something great and I wanted people to feel great. I’m so grateful for the older women who have lifted all of us up because I couldn’t be here without any of you,”

Selene also posted her picture on Instagram that she had gone through a kidney transplant and her best friend Francia Raisa was the donor.

I’m very aware some of my fans had noticed I was laying low for part of the summer and questioning why I wasn’t promoting my new music, which I was extremely proud of. So I found out I needed to get a kidney transplant due to my Lupus and was recovering. It was what I needed to do for my overall health. I honestly look forward to sharing with you, soon my journey through these past several months as I have always wanted to do with you. Until then I want to publicly thank my family and incredible team of doctors for everything they have done for me prior to and post-surgery. And finally, there aren’t words to describe how I can possibly thank my beautiful friend Francia Raisa. She gave me the ultimate gift and sacrifice by donating her kidney to me. I am incredibly blessed. I love you so much sis. Lupus continues to be very misunderstood but progress is being made. For more information regarding Lupus please go to the Lupus Research Alliance website: www.lupusresearch.org/ -by grace through faith

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On the red carpet, Francia Raisa also revealed that she didn’t realize Selena’s condition. She did not know that Selena was just two weeks away from kidney failure. She came to know about it after the surgery.

Francia Raisa Said, “Just seeing my friend get sick and sicker, and more sick was hard but at the same time so positive for our friendship, It got us closer but I also learned so much this year about myself. It was a very humbling experience.”

Check this exclusive interview video of Selena in which she talks about her kidney transplant.

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