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Selena Gomez's Speech About Lupus Research Is So, So Emotional

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Fresh off her American Music Awards performance of “Wolves,” Selena Gomez attended the Lupus Research Alliance's Breaking Through Gala in New York City and gave a super emotional speech. Selena Gomez’s speech about Lupus Research was such a heartfelt look at what she went through with her diagnosis and her commitment to helping raise awareness so others don’t have to suffer. Us Weekly reports that Gomez told the audience:

She continued: “I also want people to know why research is so important and why we must support the scientists who bring all the promise of new discovery.”

Gomez also shed a light on her diagnosis and the seriousness of what she would be facing, as doctors told her she might need a kidney transplant. She explained:

She, of course, is talking about the amazing gift that Francia Raisa gave her and it’s so good to hear that Gomez is doing well.

Gomez continued, speaking highly of her doctors and the treatment she received:

She also provided a message of hopefulness that research can someday find a cure, explaining:

Gomez added: “This is why I am committed to the Lupus Research Alliance. So that none of us are alone, especially the young women that I have grown up with and heard many, many stories. I just want to say thank you and I hope we can do something for all of the younger people who need to know what this means."

Fans were understandably moved by Gomez's speech, taking to Twitter to share their love and support for the singer/actress.

Indeed, Gomez has shown that she's a fighter and there's no doubt she'll be a voice for the continued search for a cure for Lupus.

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