Friday, January 23, 2009

Doctors Amputate Miss World Model, Mariana Bridi's Hands and Feet In An Effort To Save Her Life

This is really sad. Doctors had to amputate both the hands and feet of Mariana Bridi, a Miss World model from Brazil. Here are the details from

"The family of a 20-year-old Brazilian model who is fighting for her life after having her hands and feet amputated have urged her supporters around the world to keep praying for their daughter.

A blog created to provide updates on Mariana Bridi da Costa's condition says the model's stomach had to be removed during the last surgery due to internal bleeding.

"Continue praying for her. The doctors are doing everything that is humanly possible to save her, but only God can really save your (sic) life," says the most recent post by Renato Lindgren.

Da Costa's boyfriend, Thiago Simoes, told the G1 news Web site that Bridi fell ill on December 30 and was initially misdiagnosed with kidney stones.

When her condition worsened she returned to hospital where doctors determined she was suffering from a severe urinary tract infection.

By then, Bridi was also suffering from septicimea, a blood infection that limited the supply of oxygen to her extremities.

The condition forced doctors to amputate first her hands and then her feet."

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5 Responses to "Doctors Amputate Miss World Model, Mariana Bridi's Hands and Feet In An Effort To Save Her Life"
  1. Anonymous said...
    January 23, 2009 at 8:00 PM

    May God be with her and her family. My her life be a testimony to all.

  2. Anonymous said...
    January 24, 2009 at 12:08 AM

    I pray to God that she gets well and also pray for strenght for her family and boyfriend....

  3. Anonymous said...
    January 24, 2009 at 1:45 AM

    The Vena Family prays for Mariana's health to improve, and recovery from such a horrifying infection. May GOD bless Mariana and her family, and grant them the strength to continue the fight. PLEASE LORD, GIVE MARIANA HEALTH AND THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE REUNITED WITH HER LOVING FAMILY.

  4. Anonymous said...
    January 24, 2009 at 8:22 AM

    i feel for her, its awful,so young but still very pretty.

  5. Anonymous said...
    January 24, 2009 at 11:36 AM

    In Gods Care.. With her Angel Wings

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