Former Miss Colombia from Barranquilla, Daniella Alvarez, has inspired many people for her strength and courage in a recent medical ordeal that caused her to lose a leg.
The 32-year-old model and entrepreneur had her leg amputated following complications from a surgery to remove a lump in her abdomen.
During the operation in Bogotá, the doctors noticed that the mass had wrapped around her main aorta, causing a restriction in blood supply to her lower left leg.
Daniella took to Instagram to share photos of her post-surgery surrounded by the immense love and support of her family.
“I want to share with you all the new version of me, I love my body just like before, and I’m happy to be in this world and be able to overcome all the challenges that lay ahead. I know that with God’s help everything is possible,” she said.
The UNICEF ambassador has represented Colombia at the Miss Universe 2012 pageant in Las Vegas, Nevada (USA).
Photos: Instagram @danielaalvareztv, MUO