After an initial diagnosis of pneumonia, things got worse. Although doctors couldn't tell Amarli's parents exactly what was wrong with their daughter, they were told 'she had very low red blood cells, very low white blood cells, and very low platelet count.'
The family was flown to Bangkok hospital, with Amarli in a critical condition.
'In the end she had Streptococcus Necrotising Pneumonia, which means it was flesh eating.'
To stop the disease spreading, Amarli underwent surgery to remove part of her lung. Following surgery, she was also diagnosed with renal failure.
'It was just one thing after another,' said Sharni.
Thankfully, Amarli was discharged from hospital on August 5, but she can’t fly home until doctors give her the all clear.
Doctors say they are unsure how she contract the disease, but Sharna said ‘they [the doctors] think she may have picked it up on the plane in incubation.'
Friends and family have set up a Go Fund Me page to support the family.