Green Bay Packers Player Andrew Quarless Mourns Daughter’s Death
On March 27, Green Bay Packers tight end Andrew Quarless and his wife, Rosie Sierra Quarless, excitedly announced that they were expecting a baby girl. Unfortunately, the couple is now mourning the loss of the infant. Wednesday, July 29, Arielle Cecilia Quarless was born. Shortly after birth, she passed away. Monday, Quarless took to Instagram to announce the heartbreaking news.
Arielle Cecilia Quarless was born July 29th 2015 at 4:16 pm 7 pounds 13.7 oz 21 inches.. I want to thank all my family, friends, teammates, coaches/staff, and fans for being such a support to me and my family.. My life will never be the same but with everybody’s help we have been able to celebrate and honor my daughter’s life, and this means the world to me I promise.. We were planning to have a baby instead we had an angel #GodsGifts
Quarless opened up about the traumatic loss yesterday after returning to Packers training camp.
“It’s the saddest day of my life,” he told reporters huddled in his locker room, according to ESPN. “I thank this team for the type of support they have given me to help me get through this. Just very thankful for these guys. It’s really a family in here. It’s really a family. I [was] looking forward my first day getting back out there today. It felt real good. It felt real good just to get out there, catch some passes, be able to run around a little bit, kind of get back to your old self and get back into things.”
“The most important thing was my son was able to come out there. He was really looking forward to being a big brother. Today was rough. I’m a little drained. I was drained the past couple of days. Just to get out there today, it was a great feeling. It was a great feeling being around my teammates having fun and actually smile. Actually to smile and be happy, that was good for me.”
Last week, the public began inquiring about the professional athlete’s whereabouts when he failed to report to training camp on time.
“Andrew Quarless is dealing with an extremely difficult family situation right now. He will be gone as long as he has to be,” said Packers coach Mike McCarthy at the time, according to NBC Sports.
We send our prayers to the Quarless family during this difficult time.