Little Blessing

Facts of Life

Social and mainstream media recently shared the touching story of baby Shane Haley, son of Jenna and Dan Haley.

Throughout the pregnancy, the mom and dad shared on their Facebook page, “Prayers for Shane,” their “bucket list” adventures with their unborn baby, who was diagnosed with anencephaly, a birth defect in which a baby is born without parts of the brain and skull (see related Pro-Life Profile).

Upon his birth, the little boy touched many lives in his hours-long life outside of the womb.

In an Oct. 9 post, the parents stated:

“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 than that. He is home now with the Lord and will forever be our little miracle!”