"Our princess Mariana Reese Sifrit gained her angel wings at 8:41 a.m. this morning in her daddy's arms and her mommy right beside her," Nicole Sifrit posted on her Facebook page Tuesday morning. "She is now no longer suffering and is with the Lord.
“In her 18 days of life she made a huge impact on the world and we hope with Mariana’s Story we save numerous newborns (sic) life (sic).”
Mariana was born July 1 and was healthy. A week later her parents noticed she wasn't eating. They rushed her to a hospital and doctors said she had contracted meningitis HSV1.