Thursday, January 22, 2009

MISS WORLD BRAZIL'S FINALIST, MARIANA BRIDI DA COSTA LOSES LIMBS AFTER SHE WAS DIAGNOSED WITH DANGEROUS INFECTION


JANUARY 28, 2009, TUESDAY - A very sad news that was read earlier on January 24, 2009, Saturday - Brazilian model and former Miss World Brazil's finalist Mariana Bridi Da Costa dies at the age of 20 on January 24, 2009 at 3am.


Pictures of Mariana Bridi da Costa: In remembrance of Mariana Bridi da Costa video clips - She passed away on January 24, 2009 after struggling to live for weeks - (June 18, 1988 - January 2009)


TRIBUTE TO MARIANA BRIDI DA COSTA VIDEO CLIPS - (Song With Lyrics My Love Will Get You Home)
My Love Will Get You Home Lyrics


If you wander off too far, my love will get you home.
If you follow the wrong star, my love will get you home.
If you ever find yourself, lost and all alone,
Get back on your feet and think of me,
my love will get you home.
Boy, my love will get you home.

If the bright lights blinds your eyes, my love will get you home.
If your troubles break your stride, my love will get you home.
If you ever find yourself, lost and all alone,
get back on your feet and think of me, my love will get you home.
Boy, my love will get you home.

If you ever feel ashame, my love will get you home.
If its only you to blame, my love will get you home.
If you ever find yourself, lost and all alone,
get back on your feet and think of me, my love will get you home.
Boy, my love will get you home.


Mariana Bridi da Costa (June 18, 1988 – January 24, 2009)

Mariana Bridi da Costa Biography:

Date of birth - June 18, 1988

Place of birth - Marechal Floriano,
Espirito Santo, Brazil

Date of death - 24 January 2009 (aged 20)

Place of death - Espirito Santo, Brazil

Measurements -1,75 m

Weight - 57 kg

She began her career at the age of 14 and participated in competitions and fashion events. In 2006 she secured the fourth place in the Miss World Brazil 2006 beauty pageant. In 2007, she participated in the Miss Bikini International contest.

In the same year she participated in the Face Of The Universe held in South Africa and won the title for the fourth most beautiful face in the world. She was also a finalist in the Brazilian stage of the Miss World 2008 beauty pageant and won fourth place.

Da Costa fell ill in December 2008 when doctors originally misdiagnosed her with kidney stones. In early January, she went into septic shock due to a bacterial infection, probably Pseudomonas aeruginosa, which is resistant to most antibiotics. Pseudomonas aeruginosa is an unusual agent to cause a urinary tract infection which appeared to have caused the sepsis.

Later in January, her feet and hands were amputated in attempt to save her life. A part of her stomach was later removed during her final surgery.

Mariana da Costa dies at the age of 20

Mariana da Costa passed away on the morning of January 24, 2009, in a hospital in Espírito Santo as a result of complications of from necrotic septicemia resulting from the original infection. The cause of death according to the hospital certificate was a severe sepsis, urinary infection and abdominal bleeding which led to the failure of multiple organs.
(Thank you and credits to http://en.wikipedia.org)


MAY MARIANA BRIDI DA COSTA REST IN PEACE - SHE WILL BE REMEMBERED BY MANY PEOPLE FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD



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Her struggle touched millions touched millions of people around the world.

Mariana represented Brazil in two international pageants: Face of Universe 2006 (she placed 4th) and Miss Bikini International 2007 (6th place and 'Best in Swimsuit' award winner).

She dreamed of becoming a famous international model and a journalist.

(Thank you and credits to http://www.globalbeauties.com and all sources for the news and information)



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Beautiful 20-year-old Mariana Bridi da Costa passed away, CNN reports.

Unfortunately Mari couldn't resist any longer. She passed away at 3 a.m. today - said Henrique Fontes, director of Miss World Brazil.

The model`s death was also confirmed by Renato Lindgren, a friend of Mariana`s who took care of her blog. He wrote that he was on his way to the hospital with a friend.

- On behalf of all the family, we are grateful for the support and the affection that the entire world has sent to us – Lindgren wrote.

Mariana, who was supposed to have represented Brazil at the Miss World beauty pageant was diagnosed with a urinary infection and the doctors had to amputate both of her hands and feet in order to save her vital organs. A difficult infection caused septicaemia, which clogged her veins and cut of f circulation.

Mariana was admitted at the Intensive Care Unit of the Brazilian Doria Silva hospital. After she had her hands and feet amputated on Tuesday, Mariana has to have additional surgery on Wednesday, urgently.

Mariana`s boyfriend Thiago Simoes said that she fell ill in December, but was misdiagnosed with kidney stones. It is only after additional tests that it was determined she was infected with the Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteria.

Miss Brazil 2007 finalist photo gallery: Miss Brazil 2007, Mariana Bridi da Costa.

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News on Mariana Bridi da Costa before she passed away on January 24, 2009, Saturday at 3 am


Latest news on January 23, 2009 - Mariana Bridi da Costa, a 20 year old model and was also a finalist to represent Brazil in the Miss World contest had her hands and feet amputated after contracting a severe urinary infection - At the moment, Mariana Bridi da Costa is on a ventilation machine in a hospital in Serra, in the southeastern state of Espirito Santo. Our prayers are always with her. We hope that she will managed to go through all this and get well soon.


La tragedia de Mariana Bridi da Costa - News on Mariana Bridi da Costa video clips (Thank you and credits to videostvperuana Channel)

Vitória, BRAZIL — In 2006, when Mariana Bridi Costa was only 18, Mariana Bridi competed for the first time in the Miss World Brazil pageant. With little money and a basic wardrobe, she traveled for over 24 hours on a bus to get from the small town of Marechal Deodoro to Curitiba, where the pageant was held.

Her natural beauty and energy, took her further than most people gave her credit for: Mariana was the 3rd runner-up, living several favorites behind.

A couple of months later, she was sent to Accra, Ghana, where she competed for the new Face of the Universe title. She was the 3rd runner-up overall and first among the contestants from the Americas.

It didn't take long for this young beauty to be noticed, and soon came an invitation from the state director of Sergipe, Alexandre Araujo: she would return to Miss World Brazil, that time with full sponsorship and proper preparation.

The "new" Mariana didn't disappoint her fans: she was again a finalist at Miss World Brazil and won the Miss World Northeast 2007 title. Invited to compete in Miss Bikini International, in Shanghai, Bridi won the "Best in Swimsuit" award, and finished the competition in 6th place, competing with more than 50 girls from around the world.

Recently Mariana received a proposal to work as a model in a big agency in São Paulo. When she was about to move to Brazil's largest city, a tragic turn of events took place: on January 2 Mariana was taken to a hospital with an urinary tract infection, which soon became a generalized infection.

Under intensive treatment and unconscious, doctors believed Mariana wouldn't survive the next 24 hours. She did survive, but the strong medicines she had to take, stopped blood running through the extremities of her body.

The solution was the amputation of both her feet and hands.

Still at risk of dying, Mariana is conscious and made it clear that, even under such critical conditions, she wants to live.

People from around the globe have been praying for this young warrior, who in many senses has been a model for many. Her case has astonished a nation, and brought to people's attention the possible consequences of such infections.

Mariana is now recovering from yesterday's hands amputation surgery. She is in desperate need of type O negative blood. Local and national newspapers and websites have been asking people to donate blood.

Photos/Fabio Nunes: Mariana competing in Miss World Brazil 2007, as Miss Sergipe. She was the 4th runner-up to Regiane Andrade.

(Thank you and credits to http://www.globalbeauties.com)



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Model, Mariana Bridi da Costa who was a finalist in Miss World heats has lost her hands and feet after contracting a horror urinary infection - now relatives and doctors are fearing for her life.

(Thank you and credits to http://www.news.com.au)

- Mariana Bridi da Costa develops infection
- Doctors amputate her hands, feet
- She remains in intensive care

From news that was read - Mariana Bridi da Costa was sedated in a hospital in Serra, in the southeastern state of Espirito Santo, and on artificial respiration following the procedures, according to several newspapers.

Bridi was diagnosed with an infection by the Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacterium, which can often prove fatal.

Septicemia set in in her limbs, cutting off circulation and forcing doctors to amputate.

Her boyfriend, Thiago Simoes, told the G1 news website that Bridi 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. Surgeons had to act to remove her damaged hands and feet.

Her father, Agnaldo da Costa, told the Folha de S Paulo newspaper that "the concern is over her life".

(Thank you and credits to http://www.news.com.au,)



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Latest news on January 23, 2009 - Mariana Bridi da Costa, model and finalist of Miss World had her hands and feet amputated after contracting a killer urinary infection - Thiago Simoes, the boyfriend of model and Miss World finalist Mariana Bridi da Costa appeal for public help to save her life.

From the latest news that was read - Officials have revealed Miss Bridi has a rare blood type and needs donations as she battles to survive intense surgery.

"This is a desperately sad story and we are calling on potential donors to come forward and give blood," said Henrique Fontes, executive director of Miss World Brazil.

He dubbed her a "great fighter" and revealed how she had bravely faced challenges in her beauty career. Read more below.

Miss Bridi first fell ill in December but doctors failed to spot the infection - instead saying she had kidney stones.

The illness worsened, causing her to go back to hospital for tests that revealed her condition.

But by then septicaemia had set in her limbs, cutting off circulation and forcing doctors to amputate her hands and feet.

And after that surgery she suffered an internal haemorrhage and had another emergency operation on Wednesday afternoon.

Her boyfriend Thiago Simoes said Miss Bridi could die, despite the drastic surgery.

"We are all absolutely distraught and are just praying now that she can pull through," he said.

"She fell ill on December 30 and we took her to hospital where she was misdiagnosed with a kidney stone.

"They gave her some medicine and sent her home. But two days later she started getting worse.

"We took her back to hospital and they said she had a very serious infection.

"She got more and more sick, and had no blood circulation to her limbs.

"First she lost her feet, then on Tuesday she lost both her hands.

"But she is a very strong person and we just want her to survive."

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

The infection was caused by the pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteria.

Her father, Agnaldo da Costa, told a Brazilian newspaper that "the concern is over her life".

Miss Bridi was a finalist in the search for Brazil's Miss World contestant in 2006 and 2007.

In 2007 she flew to China to represent her country in the Miss Bikini international competition.

She won a prize there for the most beautiful body, and came sixth out of 50 candidates.

Mr Fontes said Miss Bridi badly needs a transfusion of the uncommon blood type O negative.

He added: "She has always been a great fighter and has a history of perseverance.

"The first time she took part in a beauty contest, in 2006, she travelled for 20 hours on a bus in very plain clothes, and without any preparation, and she ended up coming fourth.

"We need her to show that same kind of fight now.

"In China she took on girls from 50 countries, and came sixth and won the prize for best body.

"This is a desperately sad story and we are calling on potential donors to come forward and give blood."
(News source from: http://www.news.com.au)

(Thank you and credits to http://www.news.com.au and all sources for the information and pictures)

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11 comments :

Anonymous said...

My thoughts are with you.Mariana,I wish you the best recovery,keep holding on.

Anonymous said...

You are so beautiful, I will be praying for you and wish you the best. I also have O- blood type so I will be donating in your name.

Molla Hunegnaw said...

My prayers to her. Molla, Ethiopia

Anonymous said...

I was so saddened to hear this news about such a shining star. My thoughts and prayers are with you. ASP- USA

Betty & William Habersham said...

Greetings, Know that you and yours are being prayed for around the world, including here in the Atlanta, GA area.

Paul Jones said...

May God bless you and keep you! Life is such a fragile thing and we must make every day count! Keep your faith in God and remember he does not alow anything to happen in our life that we can not overcome. You will always be beautiful--remember that!!!!!

Anonymous said...

We are all praying the rosary for you and your loved ones who remain steadfast by your side. You are forever beautiful. Please consider coming to the US for rehabilitative care. The international community of caring people will support you. God bless you.

Anonymous said...

I AM FROM SEATTLE WASH, I VIVIDLY REMEMBER SEEING THIS VERY VERY BEAUTIFUL GIRL,AND NOW AGAIN, THE NEWS OF WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO HER IS SO TRAGIC, I AM 42 AND AMOTHER OF TWO GIRLS ONE WHO IS ALMOST 19 YRS OLD, AND I WOULD BE HEARTSICK IF THIS HAD HAPPENED TO EITHER OF THEM. MARIANA, IS A DAUGHTER, A GIRLFRIEND, OF SOME HEARTBROKEN YOUNG MAN, AND THIS STORY HAS SO TOUCHED ME. WHAT SHE HAS ACCOMPLISHED IN MODELING AND CONTESTS, WOULD BE AN GIRLS DREAM, MINE ALSO.IN HER VERY SHORT LIFE, SHE HAS DONE SO MUCH AND WAS I AM CERTAIN DESTINED FOR EVEN GREATER THINGS IN LIFE, I AM A BORN AGAIN CHRISTIAN, AS OF 1999, JESUS IS MY LORD AND I DON'T EVER TRY TO JUDGE ANOTHER'S FAITH OR BELIEF, I KNOW ONE THING OUR LORD ALLOWS THINGS IN THIS LIFE TO HAPPEN, BECAUSE OF THE FREE CHOICE HE HAS GIVEN US, TO CHOOSE TO BELIEVE IN HIM OR NOT. EVEN I AS A CHRISTIAN, COULD DIE IF I GOT HIT BY A CAR, OR GOT SOME STRANGE ILLNESS THAT MY BODY COULD NOT TAKE. SOME PEOPLE ASK, OR BLAME GOD FOR LETTING THINGS LIKE THIS HAPPEN,WE DON'T HAVE ALL OF THE ANSWERS, UNTIL WE DIE AND THEN WE ARE WITH HIM AND ALL WILL BE KNOWN, UNTIL THEN, WE LIVE ON THIS PLANET AND WE LIVE OUR LIVES THE BEST WE CAN.I BELIEVE MARIANA IS WITH OUR LORD, IN HEAVEN, SURROUNDED WITH LOVE AND NO PAIN, SHE IS SMILING AND VERY HAPPY, SHE DOES NOT MISS ANYONE BECAUSE I DON'T THINK SHE REMEMBERS THIS LIFE ANYMORE, IF SHE DID REMEMBER SHE WOULD BE SAD FOR HER FRIENDS AND FAMILY, AND I BELIEVE THAT JESUS WOULD NOT ALLOW HER TO FEL=EL THAT BECAUSE IN HEAVEN, IT SAYS IN THE BIBLE IS PERFECTION, PEACE AND BEAUTY, NO WORRIES, AND HER BODY, IS COMPLETE, SHE IS STILL BEAUTIFUL WITH HER HEAVENLY BODY,WE THOUGH HERE STILL ON EARTH, ARE THE ONES WHO ARE IN PAIN OVER HER DEATH, IT IS HARDER FOR THE PEOPLE THAT ARE LEFT LIVING WITH THE GRIEF, AND THE FEELING OF LONLINESS WITHOUT HER PRESENCE, ONE DAY WE WILL SE HER AGAIN, I KNOW FROM LOSING PEPOLE IN MY OWN LIFE THAT I NEVER WILL FORGET THEM AND ALTHOUGH THE PAIN DOES LESSEN OVER TIME IT NEVER COMPLETLY GOES AWAY. TO MARIANA'S BOYFRIEND, YOU WERE THE LAST ONE SHE LOVED! AND EVEN THOUGH YOUR TIME WAS SHORT, ALWAYS CHERISH IT. TRY NOT TO COMPARE YOUR FUTURE RELATIONSHIP WITH THIS PERFECT BEAUTY BECAUSE THEYWILL NEVER MATCH UP, KEEP YOUR HEART OPEN THOUGH TO FINDING LOVE AGAIN ONE DAY, YOU DESERVE IT. YOU DESERVE TO BE HAPPY, TO CRY TO LAUGH, TO LOVE AGAIN, I WOULD NEED SOME KIND OF SUPPORT GROUP FOR GRIEVING, WITH AND TALKING WITHOTHER PEOPLE WHO ARE GOING THROUGH THIS ALSO, SURROUND YOURSELF WITH PEOPLE WHO UNDERSTAND YOU, AND THAT ARE PATIENT WITH YOU. WRITING HELPS TO. HER DEATH HAS AFFECTED ME, AND THIS RARELY HAPPENS FROM SOMEONE I DON'T KNOW. IAM SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS, AND I WILL BE PRAYING FOR HER FAMILY AND LOVED ONES.
MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALL
SHANNON

Kazzy said...

I have read with total devastation the tragic s tory of Mariana, I cannot imagine how I would feel or cope if I had endured such a horrendous health experience of this magnitude, my greatest fear would be to lose limbs, and as the mother of a beautiful 18 year old daughter, I live in dread of any harm coming to her, I can't imagine the sheer devastation and sheer heartbreak of Mariana's family and her boyfried and other friends, I feel for them all and my heart goes out to them, I feel their shock and devastation.
The good books states "people have entertained angels without ever knowing it" in Mariana I am sure people did just that, this is a very tragic loss of such a lovely and gorgeous, stunning and beautiful lady, this is a complete waste of a beautiful young life and all that she had to live for.
My sincerest deepest condolences to all who have lost so much in this lovely soul Mariana.
Mariana I know you will still be around those you leave behind, in spirit, watching over them all, but I sincerely hope you can rest in peace and if reincarnation really happens that you come back to pick up where you left off, and as beautiful and stunning as you have been in this life.
God Bless you and keep you safe Mariana and also your family and boyfriend and friends too.
Love & Blessings of Condolence,
Kaz
Dr Karen J Stevens
Rufford.
Lancashire. UK

Anonymous said...

Even thought, I am from Lithuania, Europe and for the first time I found Mariana's pictures on the net with an article about her disease few days ago, it made me really sad. Sometimes it's crazy how quickly can everything change: the world, all life...

R.I.P. MARIANA! May God bless You!

fred kirchner said...

My heart goes out to the family and friends of this beautiful young lady who was taken at such a tender age.May she rest in peace.

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