Baby with bucket list dies

Shane Michael Haley died today. Millions of people on Facebook knew him even though Shane Michael Haley was also born just today.

Prayers for Shane Facebook page.

His parents, Dan and Jenna, learned he had a terminal birth defect 13 weeks into her pregnancy, and caught the nation’s eye when they created a “bucket list” of things they wanted to do with him while he was still in the womb. They shared the burgeoning scrapbook via a Facebook page, Prayers for Shane.

Prayers for Shane Facebook page.

“He’s still our little boy and even though he’s been given such a short life expectancy because of anencephaly, we wanted to make sure that we gave him a lifetime worth of adventures and love while he’s with us,” Dan Haley said in an earlier interview.

The couple announced his death this afternoon on Facebook.

Today at 6:15AM, after meeting his entire family and being baptized into the Catholic faith, baby Shane 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!

  • John

    It’s really great that this couple, who were faced with what had to be a horrible situation, were able to turn it into something positive and make the best of it.

    I don’t think I would have had it in me.

    • John O.

      Seconded. And amen, John.