A mum has paid a heartbreaking tribute to her baby daughter, who died just days old from a virus doctors suspect was passed on through a kiss.
Mariana Reese Sifrit passed away this morning after her short battle with Meningitis HSV1.
In a touching tribute, her mum Nicole Sifrit spoke of the “huge impact” her little girl made on the world in her 18 days.
Posting on Facebook earlier today, she wrote: “Our princess Mariana Reese Sifrit gained her angel wings at 8:41 am this morning in her daddy’s arms and her mommy right beside her.
“She is now no longer suffering and is with the Lord. Thank you to everyone who has followed her journey and supported us through this.
“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 life. R.I.P. sweet angel.(sic)”