A beloved teenage social media influencer has passed away after undergoing an emergency transplant.
Maria Sofia Valim from Ceara, Brazil, was an influencer with over 100,000 followers who died on December 7 after undergoing an emergency liver transplant.
As her father, Vitor, revealed, his eldest daughter began experiencing serious health problems prompting her family to search for a donor.
“My eldest daughter Sofia is experiencing a serious health problem, which has led to her joining the queue for a liver transplant this morning,” he revealed last Tuesday.
“We would like to ask you to pray for my daughter and for all those who love her.”
Just two days later, the politician, who currently serves as a mayor, shared a glimpse of home as his daughter’s condition began improving following the emergency procedure.
“After following the legal procedures and joining the liver transplant queue, Sofia was able to find a donor due to the urgency of her case,” he explained.
“This morning a compatible donor was found and the surgery was carried out successfully. However, the next 48 hours will still be an observation period so that we can find out if Sofia’s body will accept the new organ.
“I would like to express my sincerest thanks to the donor’s family for their sensitivity and for helping to restore my daughter’s life. God bless you. Please continue with your prayers and sending positive energy in this new stage of Sofia’s fight.”
Unfortunately, Maria Sofia’s body couldn’t handle the transplant and she died just two days later.
“I thank everyone for the prayers and affection dedicated to me and my family in this moment of extreme suffering,” Vitor said after the girl’s passing.
Since then, hundreds of tributes to the young adventurer who was pictured attending a Taylor Swift concert just weeks ago poured in.
“You will always be remembered with exactly that smile. Thank you for being so generous, thank you for being so helpful, thank you for believing so much in my biggest dream, helping me, cheering me on and encouraging me,” one friend wrote.
“I will carry everything with me for the rest of my life. I will always thank you. I will continue to pray for you every day. I know that God will receive you with unconditional love. Rest in peace, my love.”
Her former teacher added: “Sofia was my student.
I remember your sweetness and affection during the time we lived together.There are no words to be said at this moment, just one certainty: her life was special, she was greatly loved, especially by her family, followed by the love of her friends, and she left many beautiful seeds in the hearts of those who had the joy of living with her.
Our thoughts remain with Maria’s loved ones during this challenging time.