Take a Look at How You Can Help Selena Gomez Support World Lupus Day

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In honor of World Lupus Day, Selena Gomez asks for support by donating to the Lupus Research Alliance.

May 10th is World Lupus Day. For those who don’t know what lupus is, it’s an autoimmune disease that causes the immune system to attack organs and tissues within one’s body. There are about five million people worldwide that suffer from this chronic disease, including Selena Gomez herself. On this year’s World Lupus Day, the singer reached out to her Twitter followers, asking them to help support those living with the disease.

In 2017, Selena announced on Instagram that she had received a kidney transplant for lupus-related complications. In a heartfelt caption, she thanked her doctors, her family, and especially her friend that donated the kidney to her. “Lupus continues to be very misunderstood but progress is being made,” she wrote.

 

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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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