‘Bucket list’ baby passes soon after birth

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UPDATED 10/9/2014 10:18 A.M. –

Baby Shane Michael Haley only lived a few short hours, but made a big impression on the world.

Shane was born at 2:25 a.m. Thursday to parents Jenna Gassew and Dan Haley .

Earlier this year the pair created a bucket list for their unborn child who is expected to have a brief life.

Today at 6:15AM, almost 4 hours after his birth, Shane died, according to the Prayers for Shane  Facebook page.

He was able to meet his entire family and get baptized into the Catholic faith.

Shane then died peacefully in his Mother’s arms.

“We are so grateful for the time that we were blessed to hold and hug our son .. the support and prayers we have received from all of you have been amazing and we want to thank each of you with all our hearts .. Shane spent his entire life in the arms of people that loved him unconditionally and I don’t think you could ask for a more beautiful life then that .. he is home now with the Lord and will forever be our little miracle!” – Jenna Gassew and Dan Haley



Jenna Gassew and Dan Haley have officially welcomed baby Shane Michael to the world!

Earlier this year the pair created a bucket list for their unborn child who is expected to have a brief life.

Shane Michael Haley was born 2:25 a.m. Thursday.

Yesterday, the family announced on their‘Prayers for Shane‘  Facebook page that Jenna was in labor.

Shane has anencephaly, a rare, complex brain condition, and he is not expected to survive long after birth.

The life expectancy of babies with the condition ranges from hours to days.

The couple decided to put together a bucket list, so Shane could experience as much as possible while he was still in the womb.

Mom and Dad took Shane on adventures and to some of their favorite childhood places before he was born.



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