After Selena Gomez revealed that her friend had saved her life by donating her one of her kidneys, in the eyes of many, Francia Raise came as an angel in disguise. But in a recent interview, the Beyond Paradise actress confessed how this sudden change in her life resembled very little to heaven.
‘Yeah, it is harder as the donor because we’re losing something our body did not need to lose, and she is gaining something her body needed,” the 29-year-old actress admitted. “So she is up and at it immediately, and I had a hard time.”
The recovery process, which Raisa compared with that of a C-section, the Grown-ish star said it was much harder than she expected. “It’s crazy! I could not get up without someone helping me,” she explained. “I am a very active person, so the fact that my doctor said I could not move for two months! Two months, I could not do anything active […] That was very humbling.”
But despite the difficulties that came after surgery, France recognizes that, in addition to Selena’s drastic health improvements, the invasive procedure resulted in something very positive and fulfilling for both.
“[Selena] felt bad about even having me [donate the kidney] because we are just friends, I am not her family or anything. Well, I am now. She has my blood,” Raisa mused. “Now I have a big family […] I have this extension of a family and it’s been really amazing.”