The Polish woman who believes she is Madeleine McCann may be suffering cancer, according to her spokeswoman, as they await the results of her DNA test.
Julia Faustyna, also known as Wandelt or Wendell, has received significant outrage since she stated on her now-deleted Instagram account that she may be the British youngster who vanished in Portugal in 2007.
Fia Johansson, a psychic medium and private investigator who doubles as the 21-year-old’s publicist, flew Faustyna from Poland to the United States last week after she began receiving death threats and a bounty on her head online.
The couple is awaiting the results of Faustyna’s DNA test, which will solve the question of where her true ancestry comes from, after submitting samples for three different forensic exams and a 23andMe-like genetic test.
The results are expected in the following weeks, according to The Sun.
Johansson has now disclosed that Faustyna is anxiously awaiting the results of additional health tests, as doctors suspect she may have leukemia.
She stated that the findings of the DNA test will determine whether the duo continues to investigate if Julia is Madeleine or another missing person.
She told The Sun, “Now the focus is on Julia as a person, not Madeleine.”
“She had a deprived upbringing and endured severe abuse.
Her health is really terrible, since she suffers from severe asthma and severe bone pain.
Johansson noted that the 21-year-old is scheduled for a CT and MRI scan to discover the reason of her bone pain.
“Her blood tests are also atypical, so my doctor in the United States is investigating whether she may have leukemia; we are awaiting the results.” And if she requires treatment, we will ensure that she receives it,” she stated.
Johansson has been approached by 7NEWS.com.au for comment.
Escaping death threats
Faustyna and Johansson flew to the United States last week when it was reported that she had received death threats.
“Willkommen in den USA, Julia. “The land of love and dreams,” stated Johansson in a social media video.
When asked how it felt to be in the United States, Faustyna responded, “Like an angel, excited… I wish there were more compassionate individuals”.
Faustyna claims she attempted to phone her mother and father to beg them to do a DNA test, but both blocked her number.
Recently, Johansson disclosed that Faustyna had received death threats and had to be taken from her Polish home for her own protection.
Johansson stated that the threats originated on Snapchat before spreading to other social media platforms such as Instagram and Facebook.
Johansson asserted that Faustyna was subject to a “serious and credible death threat” that included a “price on her head.”
Johansson stated that authorities took the threat “very seriously” and quickly withdrew Faustyna from her community.
The viral Instagram account @iammadeleinemccann, which the 21-year-old used to share what she said was proof that she was McCann, was abruptly deleted two weeks ago.
Faustyna had used the account to post childhood images of herself and Madeleine, claiming that they shared the same eye deformity – a characteristic that has since become synonymous with the missing girl.
She also claimed she suffered from post-traumatic amnesia as a result of childhood sexual assault by a paedophile whose identity she did not know but whose face she recognizes from facial composite image 4B on the Find Madeleine website.
Johansson told The Sun last month that Faustyna was “open to the possibility that she could be any missing child” after a new idea suggested she could be missing Swiss youngster Livia Schepp.
Alessia and Livia Schepp were six years old when their father stole them from Switzerland in 2011 and later committed suicide in Italy. When authorities discovered the body, the females were nowhere to be located.