Every mother’s worst nightmare is losing her children. However, it usually seems like a distant fear that you see in movies but will never actually happen to YOU — until you’re watching your toddler take her final breath and the doctor delivers the surreal message, “I’m sorry but unfortunately she did not survive.”
Such was the case for Sierra Greenlee, a heartbroken mother who watched her beautiful baby girl go to heaven too soon due to an undiagnosed case of Type 1 Diabetes.
Still in shock by the painful chain of events that transpired on March 22, 2018, it’s grueling for Sierra to retell and relive her horror story. But the brave mama refuses to stay silent in hopes that the death of her daughter Arya will save the lives of others.
Thus far, Arya’s story has spared the precious lives of at least  children, and she’s begging you to read and share her message so that more kids can be diagnosed before it’s too late.
Type 1 Diabetes is often not tested for until children are of school age, so as a two-year-old, Arya’s case went undetected. Know the signs so that your child does not suffer the same fate.
Read Sierra’s viral Facebook post in full below:
“Here it is, the month I have been dreading for 11 months now. So I would like to take this time to reshare a post that is very important and very close to my heart. I know most of you have read it but take a moment to share it again. Last time it helped save the lives of 13 children. Let’s make it more.
In the wee hours of March 22, 2018 it was like any other. I got off work and I headed to pick up my daughter. She had spent the last week with her dad and I was ready for my snuggles. I was excited to hear about her week and I was dreaming of the late morning breakfast and playtime we would have when we woke up.
When I got to the babysitter’s she had carried her to my car, my daughter was completely knocked out she had had a hard day. In an offhanded way, I asked if she was breathing, joking. Until I put my hand on her little chest and I felt no movement. In that moment I completely freaked out. I couldn’t finish a thought. I knew I needed to get her back inside and start CPR. I was so mad and terrified. I was yelling at everyone who got in my way or tried to say something.
I ran her back inside and laid her down and started CPR on her little limp body. In my head I knew I needed to remain calm but I couldn’t, I was yelling at my babysitter and trying to think about doing chest compressions and breathing and freaking out the entire time.
Finally, after what seemed like an hour which in actuality was probably only 15 minutes EMS got there and took over. For the next hour while they tried desperately to bring me back my baby I called my parents and her dad, I paced, I cried, I prayed. At times I felt like an outsider watching this awful event unfold. I had always had these nightmares but it was never supposed to happen, not to me. It was the most surreal moments in my life.