So far, we have heard a lot about the kidney transplant that singer and actress Selena Gomez had to go through because of the disease she struggles with. Both she and her donor and good friend, actress Francia Raisa, have opened up about their individual experiences and how this affected their life. However, we have not heard a lot about how this procedure affected their families and friends. Thankfully, Selena mother, Mandy Teefey, has recently opened up about her daughter’s experience and revealed that she was not at all as calm as the two girls.
In a recent interview, Teefey revealed that Selena’s transplant was one of the most difficult things that she had to go through as a parent. It was especially excruciating because Selena had to deal with some complications and when the two of them were alone, Selena had to go in a go through that surgery. Mandy admitted that at one point, she couldn’t bear worrying about both her own child and someone else’s. She reached a breaking point because she was also thinking about Francia and her family, as they were going through the same thing.
Selena Gomez’s mother talks about her kidney transplant
Teefey remembers that Selena and Francia were in two different towers at Cedars and that she would patrol between them. She admitted that she was monitoring everything, freaking out and even yelling at one point. Teefey also said that the families who have sick kids and have to go through this frequently have a lot of strength and that they should be blessed.
As for her own child’s ongoing illness, Mandy said that Selena will always have lupus. However, it doesn’t require frequent hospital visits and that hopefully, this was only a one-time thing. As for Raisa, Mandy is thankful for her sincere friendship and for always being there for Selena. Now, she also thanks her for possibly saving her daughter’s life.
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