Miss World finalist loses hands and feet to infection

January 23, 2009

(ChattahBox) — Brazilian model Mariana Bridi, 20, a two-time Miss World finalist has had her hands and feet amputated after being stricken with an infection. She had emergency surgery this week after falling ill with a a urinary disease caused from pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteria, that spread to her blood.

Her boyfriend Thiago Simoes said 20-year-old Mariana fell ill on December 30 – but was initially misdiagnosed with kidney stones.

The infection quickly spread – causing her to go back to hospital for tests that revealed her condition.

Septicaemia set in her limbs, cutting off circulation and forcing doctors to amputate her hands and feet.

Devastated Mr Simoes said: “We are all absolutely distraught and are just praying now that she can pull through. But she is a very strong person and we just want her to survive.”

Miss Bridi is in a serious condition on a ventilation machine in hospital in Serra, in the southeastern state of Espirito Santo.

Mariana twice made it to the national finals of the Miss World contest and last year travelled to China to participate in the Miss Bikini International pageant.


3 Responses to “Miss World finalist loses hands and feet to infection”

  1. Tami M on January 23rd, 2009 12:22 pm

    My prayers are with her an her family she will need lots love an care an i am sure she will all the support she needs

  2. Pam Gomez on January 23rd, 2009 11:07 pm

    While your body regains strength, let the love of the Lord sustain your spirit.
    We are all praying for you.

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