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Selena Gomez honors Francia Raisa for life-saving transplant

Selena Gomez honors Francia Raisa for life-saving transplant

During her acceptance speech, Gomez showed her appreciation for BFF Francia Raísa, her donor.

The pop star was given the award from her best friend Francia Raisa who had donated a kidney to Gomez over the summer as she required a transplant in her battle against lupus. I could not be more grateful for the position that I have been given in my career.

After pausing for a moment to gather her thoughts, she continued: "I feel incredibly lucky. I think the women have really defined their voices and I feel most comfortable because I see all the women I look up to feeling comfortable enough to talk about the struggles or things that they've gone through". "We are so close that we literally are the same kidney type". The "Wolves" crooner was asked about her decision to sign onto the project, but basically said nothing with her response. "That's it. I got to the point where it was life and death".

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The 25-year-old singer proudly put the scar from her kidney transplant on display on social media after announcing she had undergone surgery.

Selena Gomez and Francia Raísa used Thursday night's Billboard Women in Music ceremony to celebrate female friendship. "It's a new goddamn day and I'm loving it", she said. "I feel like I can make a positive impact by sharing my story". "Seeing all these women come up here tonight and say these attractive speeches with their awards is so inspiring", she told the crowd, then paying tribute to those who have helped her get to that point. It got us closer but I also learned so much this year about myself. It's a really handsome thing and I have to remind myself of that.

Beyonce, Pink, Taylor Swift and Fergie are the former recipients of the award.