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January 23, 2009

Mariani Bridi da Costa Amputated

I had never heard of Mariana Bridi da Costa before today, but I will never forget her after hearing this. Mariana Bridi da Costa is a gorgeous Brazilian model who was diagnosed with a killer urinary infection and ended up losing her feet and hands because they had to be amputated.

If that weren't terrible enough, doctors initially misdiagnosed her with kidney stones and sent her on her way, only to discover a few days later what the problem really was. On top of all this, Mariana Bridi da Costa has a rare blood type and needs blood desperately in order to live.

Currently, Mariana Bridi da Costa is on a ventilation machine in a hospital in Serra, in the southeastern state of Espirito Santo. Our thoughts and prayers are with her.

UPDATE: Mariana Bridi da Costa died at 3 a.m. on Saturday January 23, 2009. May she rest in peace.

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