"Vaccine injuries are NOT rare,
just rarely documented."
Raquel Donate (Ariella's Mom)
Ariella Aisha Talha
March 4, 2014 - August 24, 2016
(Photo~Ariella and Raquel)
I first learned of Ariella's story in June 2015, when her mother, Raquel, shared a post on Facebook which I then included on this website. (Click here to read that initial post.) Raquel kept us informed of Ari's progress and her setbacks. It didn't take long to fall in love with Ari or be inspired by the love and devotion that Raquel and Ari's dad, Victor, had for their sweet daughter and for each other.
Although I never met Ari or her mom and dad, like countless other Facebook friends, I shared their excitement when Ariella got her "stander" just weeks ago and was able to experience the world around her in a new way.
I will miss the photos and updates of the sweet little girl that has touched so many of our hearts; but I will not forget Ari and, in keeping with her parents' request, I will share Ari's story.
I smile at the thought of Ari healthy and whole in a safe and beautiful place with the many other vaccine injured angels who went before her and inspire me to do all that I can to educate, advocate and encourage prayer for the protection of vaccine choice; that parents will become better informed; and that the truth will be made known that vaccines can and do cause serious injury and death.
You can read this story and simply offer a thought or prayer for Ariella's family; and I hope you do. However, I also hope and encourage you to go one step further -- to share this story as a tribute to Ariella's memory and in an effort to save other children from vaccine harm and families from heartache. God bless and take care . . .
If you would like to and are able to help, visit
Baby Ari's Funeral Fund at https://www.gofundme.com/2d8tmb6c.
No donation is too small and all are greatly appreciated.
"For there is nothing hidden that will not become visible,
and nothing secret that will not be known and come to light."