Selena Gomez Emotional Speech On Lupus Gala 2017

I am really honored to be here with all of you guys tonight my lupus community as many of you know I was diagnosed or might not know I was diagnosed with lupus about five or six years ago I've been speaking out about my situation to raise awareness of the disease so people see a doctor right away or if they feel like they have any symptoms and just so that honestly people can understand what it means to live with lupus I also have people to know why research is so important and why we must support the scientists who bring all the promise of new discoveries after undergoing so many tests to monitor my kidneys my doctors told me I had lupus nephritis one of the most common complications of lupus they said that I would be needing a kidney transplant maybe I wasn't necessarily really good at knowing what that meant so it actually got to a point where it was life or death thankfully one of my best friends gave me her kidney and it was the ultimate gift of life and I'm doing very well now thankfully two of my doctors are actually here with their beautiful partners and I just want to say thank you so much because it feels good to actually be honored people like you or in my world I can seem kind of vain but this is really really special so not okay sorry dot every not everyone is lucky enough to have a donor and something as monumental as and Transplant shouldn't be the best treatment option available I am supporting the lupus Research Alliance because they are getting results and that's what give people the lupus Research Alliance works with the top researchers who are finding new and safer ways to treat and maybe government damage to the kidneys and other organs the scientists they found are looking at what caused slippage so maybe some day I'd like to see the day when all young women can realize their dreams of life without Olympus this is why I'm admitted to the lupus Research Alliance so none of us especially the young women that I've grown up with and heard many many stories just want to say thank you and I hope that it will do something for all of the younger people who need to know what this means thank you