A personal trainer and influencer who was born with one kidney has died two months after joining the waiting list for a kidney transplant.
Hans Christian Dyck Annes was added in December but there were 69 people in front of him.
The 34-year-old was sadly admitted to hospital on 20 January while still awaiting his new organ.
Hans – known as Cristhian Annes on Instagram – died on Monday (5 Feb).
He boasted 42,300 followers and kept them entertained with snaps of his beefy physique, as well as images of his clients’ amazing transformations.
According to his girlfriend Wanna Teixeira, he’d known he was born with only one kidney since he was a child.
In 2022, he found out that his sole kidney wasn’t functioning properly.
Before then, he’d never had any major complications.
Hans Christian joined the kidney transplant waiting list in Paraná, Brazil.
Last month, he told his girlfriend he was 70th in line.
According to the Paraná state authorities, there were 2,011 people on the kidney transplant waiting list in December.
But in January he was told he’d moved up the queue and could receive a kidney within a few weeks.
Hans worked in gyms in Ponta Grossa, where he passed away.
He reportedly had a postgrad degree in bodybuilding coaching and sports nutrition.
He also took part in bodybuilding championships and did some modelling work.
Wanna said he loved sports and refused to stop training, even if his doctors told him to rest.
He was laid to rest in Ponta Grossa yesterday (6 Feb).
Wanna has a phobia of needles and when she needed a routine blood test, he promised to get one too to reassure her.
But when he got his results, he found out his blood had high levels of creatinine and urea, indicating kidney problems.
Wanna told local media: “He stayed quiet when he got the results because everything was off, and he didn’t want to tell anyone.
“He refused to undergo treatment.”
But over a year after getting the results, he explained the problem to his coach, who convinced him to seek treatment.
But Wanna said: “Now, finally, he had hope, but there wasn’t enough time.”