Philadelphia – Jenna Haley was just 13 weeks pregnant when doctors told her that her son had anencephaly, which is a terminal brain defect. The life expectancy of babies with the condition ranges from hours to days.
Jenna and Dan Haley are now packing a lifetime of bucket list items into just nine months.
The Haley’s decided that instead of losing hope for their son, Shane, they would make memories.
They came up with a list of places and activities they wanted to share with their son and started posting on their Facebook page, Prayers for Shane. Now several hundred thousand people are following along as they complete each list item.
The parents with baby-to-be have visited the Statue of Liberty, The Philadelphia Zoo, and Central Park, just to name a few.
The couple finished the list over the weekend, just about a month before Jenna’s due date.
“We are asking for your prayers and support and that God grants us as much time as possible with our beautiful son,” they write on the Facebook page. “Shane has already proven to us that each day must be lived to the fullest and that is exactly what our little family is doing.”