Update 8/2/22 . . . On July 29, 2022, after almost seven years in the Vaccine Court system, Zara’s mother shared the final “Entitlement” decision that she received from the U.S Court of Federal Claims, Office of Special Masters. Although Zara passed away less than 24 hours after receiving 7 vaccines in 3 injections at her 15 month old “well-baby” visit where she was given a clean bill of health; the Special Master denied the claim that the vaccines caused Zara’s death; and the case was dismissed. No alternative cause of death was found or offered. Therefore, Zara’s “official” cause of death remains “undetermined.”
Zara's heavenly birthday came much too soon. If it hadn't, Zara's Mom, Dad and two big brothers would be celebrating Zara's second earthly birthday today, July 26, 2015, the way most families celebrate birthdays with their toddlers.
The pediatrician assured Zara's mother that Zara was in perfect health. She then was given her scheduled 15 month vaccines. By the next morning, sweet Zara had passed away.
I learned of Zara's story just this week when I read the sad but beautiful tribute written by the photographer who photographed Zara as a newborn and again when she turned one. I then talked with Zara's mother who told me how important it is to her and Zara's father that their story be shared with others.
"I pray more parents take it seriously and at least do their own research
before injecting their children with vaccines because they are told
that's what they have to do."
The photos that you see here were shared by Zara's mother. There are several more photos of Zara and her beautiful family included in "Zara's Story". I invite you to read Zara's Story and ask that you honor Zara's brief but happy life by sharing her story with others. Lastly, please take a moment to offer a thought or prayer for Zara's mother, father and brothers. God bless and take care . . .
Zara Antoinette Shiel
July 26, 2013 ~ November 19, 2014
Click here to read “A Message from Zara’s Mother."
Click here to read Remember Zara...
Click here and here to read Zara's Story.
Click here to read "I want To Tell You About Zara."