Yesterday, March 11, was World Kidney Day. In honour of this, Selena Gomez’s friend Francia Rice, who donated her kidney to the singer almost four years ago, wrote a post on Twitter about this topic.

Selena re-posted her friend’s notes on her page and left a comment: “Thank you for saving me. I will be forever grateful to you. “

Gomez underwent a kidney transplant in 2017. This has become a necessity due to the complications of lupus. Since then, Selena has been actively supporting people who share her experience. When discussing his operation in interviews, Gomez speaks warmly and gratefully about Francia every time.

“Lupus, in itself, was a huge challenge, and the kidney story was even scarier because there was a real chance of dying. The operation was supposed to last two hours, but it was done for seven hours due to complications. This is what makes me get up and walk. I’m happy that at least I’m alive, ” the singer shared in an interview.