A sad fate

BRAZILIAN MODEL'S HANDS, FEET AMPUTATED. This news headline caught my attention so I immediately read the whole story.

The 20-year-old model’s hands and feet were amputated after contracting a severe urinary infection. Mariana Bridi da Costa a finalist to represent Brazil in the Miss World contest was diagnosed with infection by the Pseudomonas aeroginosa bacterium, which can often prove fatal. Septicemia set in her limbs, cutting off circulation and forcing doctors to amputate. The infection quickly spread, causing her to go back to hospital for tests that revealed her condition. Her father, Agnaldo da Costa, told the news that "the concern is over her life" that’s why the Surgeons had to act to remove her damaged hands and feet. She fell ill on December 30, but was initially misdiagnosed with kidney stones.

Upon reading this news, my daughter suddenly entered into my mind. Last year she was confined in the hospital because of urinary tract infection.. Thank God it didn’t happen to her.


  1. I thought the UTI is just a simple ordinary infection I didnt it could lead something, amputating a feet or any part of the body is a serious thing that we should take attention to. wahhh Mj sometimes gets fever because of UTI. wahhh

  2. That's what i thought also Mommy Anne. Nakakatakot pala ang UTI!

    This news serves as a warning for all of us.. never take any illness for granted.