Madison Vanderberg
September 14, 2017 12:01 pm

Earlier today Selena Gomez announced that over the summer she had a kidney transplant due to complications relating to her battle with lupus. Gomez’s friend Francia Raisa was the selfless soul who donated her own kidney, and we need to know everything about this courageous woman who stepped up for her best friend in need.

After Gomez shared her story about the kidney transplant, Raisa opened up how the situation affected her and we could not be more moved.

So who is Francia Raisa?

For starters, she’s an actress. She is set to appear in the Black-ish spin-off, Grown-ish.

But you might recognize her best from the Shailene Woodley Freeform series The Secret Life of the American Teenager and from the movie Bring It On: All or Nothing.

Raisa revealed that she and Gomez met ten years ago when all the stars of various Freeform and Disney shows went to visit a children’s hospital together.

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“Selena and I were in the same group and we just clicked,” Raisa told Latina in 2013.

The girls frequently show up in each other’s Instagrams, including this one where Raisa called Selena her “sister” and her “forever friend.”

These two are the definition of BFFs, and we love it.

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