Zara Antoinette Shiel
July 26, 2013 - November 19, 2014
(Original Photograph by Little Loo Photography)
"How very softly you tiptoed into our world; almost silently, only a moment you stayed.
But what an imprint your footsteps have left upon our hearts."
Today is the third anniversary of Zara's earthly birth. It's been a year since I first read and shared "Zara's Story". Since then, I have shared Zara's story countless times. This precious little girl, that I never had the chance to meet, worked her way into my heart and inspires me each and every day to continue the mission of the Vaccine Choice Prayer Community. I carry her photo with me and when the opportunity presents to talk about Vaccine Choice Prayer Community, I share Zara's sweet photo and encourage others to learn all that they can about vaccine risks and visit the VCPC "We Remember" page.
Soon after discovering Zara's Story, as beautifully written by the woman who photographed Zara shortly after her birth and then again shortly before her passing, I spoke with Zara's mother. During the past year, via conversations, emails and texts a very special friendship has grown and earlier this month, I visited with Zara's parents and brothers and spent time in the home where Zara lived her brief but extraordinary life. Through long talks with Zara's Mom and Dad, looking at videos and photos and playing with her brothers, Zara and her family have become even more deeply embedded in my heart.
For those of you not familiar with Zara's story, Zara was a beautiful, perfectly healthy, feisty and active 15 month old who passed away within 24 hours of receiving seven vaccines within 3 shots. Her death was ruled as "undetermined." (Read "Zara's Story here.")
During my visit, I met many of Zara's mother's friends, a group of kind and beautiful women who knew and loved Zara and who have encircled Zara's family with love and support since her passing. We talked, shared meals and attended the Las Vegas premiere of VAXXED: From Coverup to Catastrophe together. That, in and of itself, was a powerful experience.
When the time is right, Zara's family will share more about their story. Until then I ask that you "Remember Zara", keep her family in your thoughts and prayers and share her story with others.
Zara's life ended much too soon, but her legacy lives on. Zara's story can and will touch hearts, open minds and, if shared, will help to protect other children from harm and families from heartache.
“I have a difficult time with people hanging their hat solely on science. Currently there is no scientific way to prove that a child died from vaccines. There is no test that can absolutely prove that the vaccines took the child's life. How then can we trust science to be the supreme answer? When a person dies from a heroin overdose, that can be listed as the definitive cause of death. When a child dies from vaccines, there is no way to test unequivocally for a vaccine overdose. I struggle with the fact that healthy babies are dying within hours or days of vaccines, doctors are dumbfounded as to why the child died and don't have the resources to test and know for certain it was the vaccines so since they can't prove it was, then it must not be. If we are trusting in science for all the answers, why does it not provide all the answers?”
~ C.Shiel (Zara's Mom)