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Posted on January 24, 2009 | tags


World: Brazillian model Mariana Bridi da Costa loses her battle to live

  • The circumstances Costa, 20, was a world-class model who quickly fell ill from sepsis, an infection of the blood that caused her immune system to fail. The illness, rooted in a misdiagnosis, caused doctors to remove her hands and feet. She was in a coma for 10 days and was only given a short time to live.
  • Losing the fight Despite showing great strength even at her lowest point, it wasn’t enough. “Unfortunately Mari couldn’t resist any longer,” said Henrique Fontes, the executive director of Miss World Brazil. “She passed away at 3 a.m. today.” Costa’s family has received an worldwide outpouring of support in response to the tragedy. source
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