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Baby Shane, After Completing His Bucket List in the Womb, Passes Away Peacefully


Even the briefest of lives can have an impact on the world.

Baby Shane Michael Haley was born at 2:25 am on October 9th, according to the Prayers For Shane Facebook page. He died just a few hours later.

Shane was born with a terminal birth defect called anencephaly, where the baby is born without parts of the brain and skull, according to The Center For Disease Control and Prevention.

The Mighty previously covered the beautiful way his parents reacted to this sad news– they made their unborn child a baby “bucket list.”

Parents Jenna and Dan Haley decided to spend Jenna’s pregnancy showing their unborn son the world. They visited the Empire State Building, the pier in Wildwood, New Jersey, the Statue of Liberty, a Zac Brown Band concert and more, ABC reported.

Then, at 6:15 in the morning on October 9th, Shane passed away in his mother’s arms.

Shane spent his entire life in the arms of people that loved him unconditionally,” read a post on the Prayers For Shane Facebook page. “And I don’t think you could ask for a more beautiful life then that.”

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