Friday, October 17, 2014

Funeral date set for 'bucket list baby'

Parents of terminally-ill, unborn baby created list of things to do with him before his death
Parents Jenna Gassew and Dan Haley hold their son Shayne
just after his birth Oct. 9, 2014. He died a few hours later.

A young Catholic couple from Pennsylvania created a bucket list for their unborn baby after they found out he was diagnosed with anencephaly, a rare and serious birth defect.

Knowing he would only live for a few hours after he was born, Jenna Gassew and Dan Haley attended a hockey game, a country concert, and went to the aquarium doing as many things as they could with him while he was alive. They documented it on a Facebook page that gained almost one million likes:
"You've taught us that life is fragile and that being a family means sticking together. You've given us hope and taught us to appreciate the little things in life. You've made a huge impact on this world and that is more than we could ever ask for," they wrote.
Shayne was born Oct. 9 and died a few hours later. His funeral Mass will be held tomorrow.

Read more here and view photos at Prayers for Shayne.

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