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(CNN) -- During one beauty pageant, Brazilian model Mariana Bridi, 20, confided in friends that she was "living the dream."

Now she's fighting for her life in intensive care in a hospital in the Brazilian city of Serra, following a series of operations to bring a potentially fatal infection under control.

In the last week, she's had both hands and feet amputated. Doctors removed both kidneys and in the most recent surgery last night removed part of her stomach.

"They say her situation is very critical and that her chances (of survival) are not really significant, but she keeps on surprising everyone," Henrique Fontes, executive director of Miss World Brazil told CNN.

"Two weeks ago the doctor gave her 24 hours to live and she's been fighting and resisting -- she's quite amazing."

Less than one month ago, Mariana Bridi was a healthy 20-year-old who was well on the way to achieving her dream of becoming a world class model.

She placed sixth in the Miss Bikini International competition in China last year and took first place for the "Best in Swimsuit" category. In 2006 and 2007 she came fourth in the contest to become Brazil's entrant for the Miss World pageant.

Fontes told CNN Bridi had recently been selected to compete in a national modeling contest by the same person who discovered Brazilian modeling sensation Giselle Bunchen. Mariana had saved space in her diary for the competition in Sao Paolo this coming April.

That wasn't the only thing she had planned. Fontes said Bridi also dreamed of becoming a journalist. She was planning to move to Sao Paulo this year to begin her studies. She'd been living with her boyfriend, Thiago Simões, who is now spending as much time as he can by her bedside.

The pace of Mariana Bridi's deterioration from a vibrant, energetic young woman to a fragile patient in intensive care has been swift and shocking.

Mariana first sought medical advice after feeling ill in late December. Doctors said she had kidney stones but her condition soon worsened.

Bridi was eventually diagnosed as suffering a urinary tract infection. By the time the infection was detected it had developed into septicemia -- an infection of the blood.

Doctors decided to amputate first her hands and then her feet after the condition reduced the amount of oxygen being delivered to her limbs.

Dr Charles Clarke, Honorary Consultant Neurologist for the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in the United Kingdom, told CNN that the development of a urinary tract infection to septicemia requiring amputation is "very rare."

However he added that "it's not a very rare thing" that septicemia is caused by a urinary tract infection. "That will happen dozens of times in any big district general hospital," he said.

"The difficulty clinically is that when most of these things start off, they just start off looking like an infection.

"And it can be very difficult to diagnose: you have a temperature and you're not very well. And you treat it and it goes on to the full blown picture. There may be no clinical evidence of that."

Mariana Bridi is now on life support and the only recent communication she's had with her family is through her eyes.

"She doesn't talk, she responds by blinking her eyes and she said that she wanted to live under this critical situation," Fontes told CNN.

He described her as very persistent and determined, "a person who enjoyed life and went after what she wanted without fears."

He told a story about when she first contacted him about entering a modeling competition in Brazil.

"When she first wrote to us asking for information on how to participate in the pageant, Mariana herself went after what she needed to compete at national level."

"In order to compete she traveled more than 20 hours on a bus going from Victoria to Curitiba," he said.

News of Bridi's condition spread quickly throughout Brazil and then worldwide.

A message on her Web site said that the volume of traffic to the Web site had caused it to crash, and that the site had received more than 15,000 hits in two days.

"The whole world, I repeat, the whole world is touched by the case of Mariana."

The message said they had received "emails of solidarity from all corners of the world: Australia, Ukraine, Czech Republic, France, Italy, USA, Russia, etc. "

Bridi's family and friends have urged people to keep praying for Mariana's survival. "Mariana is (a) warrior and will win this battle."


Pretty damn sad.

Searched and found nothing.


Update:
She died.

not long after I posted this actually
Last edited by Tire Me. at May 16, 2009,
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reminds me of the episode of Sienfield when George was a hand model and the lady who designed the puffy shirt pushed his hans onto an iron
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#7
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Condolences to her and her family. Hope she gets through fine.
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People have that all the time. But when a beautiful woman is mutilated to save her life, it's world news.

Wow. Shalloooooooow.


I agree completely.
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reminds me of the episode of Sienfield when George was a hand model and the lady who designed the puffy shirt pushed his hans onto an iron


ha that one was just on TV yesterday.
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#10
Impossible is nothing. Aimee Mullens (a supermodel) had her legs amputated after a police dispatch car negligently crashed into her. She has since appeared in sports events and also in various Toyota Car adverts. Some people may remember that advert with her running in a Toyota advert with her metal limbs.

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Condolences to her and her family. Hope she gets through fine.


I think it's gotten way past the point where you could say she got through fine.
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Quote by boreamor
People have that all the time. But when a beautiful woman is mutilated to save her life, it's world news.

Wow. Shalloooooooow.

That's how it is. And it will never change.
#16
Wow she actually has a boyfriend whos staying by her side after she got cut up?

Thats pretty rare nowadays. . .
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#17
Quote by boreamor
People have that all the time. But when a beautiful woman is mutilated to save her life, it's world news.

Wow. Shalloooooooow.


Dr Charles Clarke, Honorary Consultant Neurologist for the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in the United Kingdom, told CNN that the development of a urinary tract infection to septicemia requiring amputation is "very rare."

According to the Dr. this doesn't really happen "all the time." and of course people are gonna be more upset about this then if it happened to some random person. if you "know" someone (or probably more accurate know of someone) then it will affect you more.
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Dr Charles Clarke, Honorary Consultant Neurologist for the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in the United Kingdom, told CNN that the development of a urinary tract infection to septicemia requiring amputation is "very rare."

According to the Dr. this doesn't really happen "all the time." and of course people are gonna be more upset about this then if it happened to some random person. if you "know" someone (or probably more accurate know of someone) then it will affect you more.


Oh I forgot... People don't have things amuputated every day to save their lives. Especially not the common Staph infection.
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Quote by boreamor
People have that all the time. But when a beautiful woman is mutilated to save her life, it's world news.

Wow. Shalloooooooow.


It's because she was an aspiring model with a promising career, not like the many poor people who lose limbs in 3rd world countries.
It was just -bam- "Miss, we're gonna have to cut off all yer limbs"
It wasn't like -bam- "Oh ****, not another artillery shell, hmm **** I might have AIDS"
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Quote by Nilpferdkoenig
It's because she was an aspiring model with a promising career, not like the many poor people who lose limbs in 3rd world countries.
It was just -bam- "Miss, we're gonna have to cut off all yer limbs"
It wasn't like -bam- "Oh ****, not another artillery shell, hmm **** I might have AIDS"


AIDS isn't transmitted like that. As you should know.

Also, explain to me why I should care more about this girl than I do about any other person I don't know who goes through similar experiences?
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AIDS isn't transmitted like that. As you should know.

Also, explain to me why I should care more about this girl than I do about any other person I don't know who goes through similar experiences?


It's because it shows that a rich, beautiful and healthy person can have their life ****ed in one day.
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AIDS isn't transmitted like that. As you should know.

Also, explain to me why I should care more about this girl than I do about any other person I don't know who goes through similar experiences?


She's....hot.


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It's because it shows that a rich, beautiful and healthy person can have their life ****ed in one day.


Oh how silly of me. I forgot that the more wealthy you are the more invincible you get.
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Oh how silly of me. I forgot that the more wealthy you are the more invincible you get.


Uh yeah, that's why people in the Western world live to be 90 and people die with 55 in Africa.

Being rich does 1up your health.
My mom would be dead right now if it weren't for Western medicine.
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People have that all the time. But when a beautiful woman is mutilated to save her life, it's world news.

Wow. Shalloooooooow.


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Quote by Nilpferdkoenig
It's because she was an aspiring model with a promising career, not like the many poor people who lose limbs in 3rd world countries.
It was just -bam- "Miss, we're gonna have to cut off all yer limbs"
It wasn't like -bam- "Oh ****, not another artillery shell, hmm **** I might have AIDS"




I got AIDS from getting hit by an artillery shell while wearing a bathing suit.
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Quote by boreamor
People have that all the time. But when a beautiful woman is mutilated to save her life, it's world news.

Wow. Shalloooooooow.

I'm not sure that she and the people around her feel that way. A beautiful person, yes. But a person nonetheless.

I feel really sorry for her..
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#31
Quote by boreamor
People have that all the time. But when a beautiful woman is mutilated to save her life, it's world news.

Wow. Shalloooooooow.


agreed

you can't say that the model is more important than the 'random' African person being blown to bits
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Quote by boreamor
People have that all the time. But when a beautiful woman is mutilated to save her life, it's world news.

Wow. Shalloooooooow.


Actually they don't; it says in the article that whilst septicaemia caused by a UTI is common, septicaemia resulting in amputation of limbs and death is NOT common. And as the girl is well known, it's more likely to make it into the papers. I don't see anything shallow about it, it's really sad for her and her family. Even if she survives her chosen career will no longer be available to her. She's lost a lot.
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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.
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with no arms or legs, she can lie infront of the door, and people would call her matt.
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(CNN) -- During one beauty pageant, Brazilian model Mariana Bridi, 20, confided in friends that she was "living the dream."

Now she's fighting for her life in intensive care in a hospital in the Brazilian city of Serra, following a series of operations to bring a potentially fatal infection under control.

In the last week, she's had both hands and feet amputated. Doctors removed both kidneys and in the most recent surgery last night removed part of her stomach.

"They say her situation is very critical and that her chances (of survival) are not really significant, but she keeps on surprising everyone," Henrique Fontes, executive director of Miss World Brazil told CNN.

"Two weeks ago the doctor gave her 24 hours to live and she's been fighting and resisting -- she's quite amazing."

Less than one month ago, Mariana Bridi was a healthy 20-year-old who was well on the way to achieving her dream of becoming a world class model.

She placed sixth in the Miss Bikini International competition in China last year and took first place for the "Best in Swimsuit" category. In 2006 and 2007 she came fourth in the contest to become Brazil's entrant for the Miss World pageant.

Fontes told CNN Bridi had recently been selected to compete in a national modeling contest by the same person who discovered Brazilian modeling sensation Giselle Bunchen. Mariana had saved space in her diary for the competition in Sao Paolo this

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