A SOCIAL media influencer and mum of two has died after being hospitalised for complications from a blood disorder.
Jeane Passos dos Santos, 34, was suffering from sickle-cell anaemia.
Mum-of-two influencer, 34, dies from blood disorder[/caption]
Jeane had 45,600 Instagram followers and posted about cosmetics, decor, and travel.[/caption]
Jeane was laid to rest in Salvador on November 16, one day after her death.
Her family said in a statement: “May your path be illuminated, just as your presence among us was.”
Jacira Passos, Jeane’s mum, wrote on social media: “Thank you, Lord, for the daughter you gave me. Today, she is resting in your arms.”
Jeane used to live in Salvador, Brazil, where sickle-cell anaemia sufferers are more than in any other Brazilian municipality, according to a Health Ministry survey.
It is an inherited illness where the red blood cells in the body become curved and cause severe health problems – including fever, abdominal pain, jaundice, and leg ulcers.
The illness more commonly affects black people, who make up about half of Salvador’s population.
The only cure on the market involves a bone marrow transplant, but low chances of finding a suitable donor and the surgical risks involved rule it out for the patients.