Polish woman who says she is Madeleine McCann faces cancer scares while awaiting DNA test results, spokesman says
The Polish woman, who thinks she could be Madeleine McCann, may be battling cancer, her rep revealed while the couple await their DNA test results.
Julia Faustyna, also known as Wandt or Wendell, has faced major backlash since she revealed via a now-deleted Instagram account that she could be the missing British child who went missing in Portugal in 2007.
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Psychic medium and private detective Fia Johansson, who is acting as spokesperson for the 21-year-old, flew Faustyna to the US from Poland last week after receiving online death threats, including a bounty.
The couple are awaiting Faustyna’s DNA test results, which will answer the question of where her real family came from after submitting samples for three separate forensic exams and conducting a genetic test similar to 23andMe.
The results are due in the coming weeks, reports The Sun.
Johansson has now revealed that Faustyna is also nervously awaiting the results of further health tests as doctors fear she may have leukaemia.
She said the DNA test results will determine whether the duo continue their investigation into whether Julia could be Madeleine or another missing person.
“Now the focus is on Julia as a person – not Madeleine,” she told The Sun.
“She had a neglected childhood and suffered a lot of abuse.
“Her health is very poor, she has severe asthma and she suffers from severe pain in her bones.”
The 21-year-old is scheduled for a CT and MRI scan to determine the cause of the pain in her bones, Johansson added.
“Her blood work is also abnormal so my doctor here in the US is checking to see if she might have leukemia so we’re awaiting the results of that. And if she needs treatment, we’ll make sure she gets it,” she said.
7NEWS.com.au has reached out to Johansson for comment.
Escape from death threats
Faustyna flew to the US with Johansson last week after it was revealed she had received death threats.
“Welcome to the United States, Julia. The land of love and dreams,” Johansson said in a video on social media.
When asked how it felt to be in the US, Faustyna said, “Like an angel, excited… I hope there are kinder people out there.”
Faustyna says she tried to call her mum and dad to ask them to come for a DNA test but claims her number was blocked by both.
Johansson recently revealed that Faustyna had received death threats and had to be removed from her home in Poland for her own safety.
The threats started on Snapchat, Johansson said, before spreading to other social media platforms like Instagram and Facebook.
Johansson claimed Faustyna faced “a serious and credible death threat,” including a “price on her head.”
Authorities took the threat “very seriously” and Faustyna was immediately removed from her hometown, Johansson added.
The 21-year-old’s viral Instagram account @iammadeleineccann, through which she posted what she believed was evidence she was McCann, was unexpectedly deleted two weeks ago.
Faustyna had used the account to share childhood photos of her and Madeleine side by side and said they shared the same eye defect – a trait that is now synonymous with the missing child.
She also claimed she had post-traumatic amnesia from being sexually abused as a child by a pedophile whose identity she does not know but recognizes as composite facial image 4B from the Find Madeleine website.
Last month, Johansson told The Sun Faustyna was “open to the fact that she could be any missing child out there” after a new theory emerged that she might be missing Swiss girl Livia Schepp.
Twins Alessia and Livia Schepp were six years old when they were kidnapped from Switzerland in 2011 by their father, who committed suicide days later in Italy. When the police found the body, there was no sign of the girls.
https://7news.com.au/news/world/devastating-development-for-polish-woman-who-believes-she-may-be-madeleine-mccann-c-10057362 Polish woman who says she is Madeleine McCann faces cancer scares while awaiting DNA test results, spokesman says