As most of you know I have been working closely with the Samaras family over the past few months. Ariana earned her wings to heaven on January 3rd. I wanted to share with you what was written on her website. (www.arianasamaras.com)
It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Ariana King Samaras, 4. Ariana will be forever remembered by her father, Paul; mother, April; brothers, James & John; grandparents, Jim & Mary Samaras, Burwell (Bud) & Kaye King, and the many family and friends that adored this little girl.
Ani’s mom and dad were by her side this morning when she passed away just after 7:00 a.m. While laying and wrapped her mommy’s arms, she gave out two deep breaths, followed by a sweet playful sounding sigh, and then went peacefully. During the last few days Ani was, as she as always been, extremely brave and strong.
She was a courageous little girl that touched many people’s lives. More importantly, she taught us lessons about life that most adults fail to learn in a lifetime of trying. She is no doubt in heaven, lacing up her dance shoes, and preparing to sing and dance with the other angels! Though we’ll miss her more then words can convey, she will always be with us.