Singer Selena Gomez recently delivered a speech where she talked about her life-saving kidney transplant operation.
In May 2017, the 26-year-old singer had undergone a procedure, for which her best friend Francia Raisa donated her own kidney.
The singer had hosted WE Day, an annual gathering from the non-profit organisation which aims to unite youth in order to create a better world in April 2018.
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Recently, a video from the event was shared by the organisation on its official Twitter handle.
Gomez was present along with Nellie Mainor, an eight-year-old survivor who was once diagnosed with a rare kidney disease.
The singer lauded Mainor for her efforts in spreading awareness about the disease, while also opening up about her health struggles.
.@SelenaGomez, every time you take the #WEday stage, our hearts swell! Thank you for sharing your light! pic.twitter.com/n1bfFxVI5I— WE (@WEMovement) August 18, 2018
"You are focusing on making the world a more hopeful place and you encourage me and all of my friends to do the same. As maybe some of you know, I had a kidney transplant this year and so many people from across the country reached out and they offered their support," she said.
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"And others told me how hearing my story helped them find their own courage and helped other people want to get involved and donate. They reminded me how lucky I am to have a platform where I can share with you guys and I can pay the love forward," she added.