20-year-old Brazilian model Mariana Bridi da Costa has had her hands and feet amputated after a serious infection gripped her extremities.
The young woman was a finalist to represent Brazil in the Miss World contest.
At the end of December, she was misdiagnosed with kidney stones when she was really ill with a severe urinary tract infection. The Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacterium can be fatal, and in this case, got a hold of her hands and feet.
She remains in intensive care and her family says their primary concern now is for her life.
We hope she recovers soon!