Expecting couple create bucket list for unborn baby expected to have brief life


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An expecting couple created a bucket list for their unborn baby who is expected to have a brief life.

Jenna and Dan Haley’s unborn son, Shane, was diagnosed with anencephaly, WPVI-TV reports. The condition causes babies to be born without parts of their brain and skull.

Many babies with anencephaly die soon after they are born.

So the Haley’s decided to create a bucket list for baby Shane.

The couple created a list of places and activities they love and wanted to share with their son. They fulfilled as many as they possibly could during Jenna’s pregnancy.

See photos from Shane’s bucket list adventures in gallery below

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They created a page on Facebook named “Prayers for Shane” and have been updating their family and friends on their adventures. As of today, the page has more than 160,000 followers.

The Haley’s completed baby Shane’s bucket list on September 6.

Shane is due on October 12.

“We truly value every minute that we have with our son,” Dan Haley said, “and we thank God every night for blessing us with such a special little boy.”

Here is what was on Shane’s bucket list:

  • Cape May County Park Zoo in Cape May, NJ
  • Philadelphia Zoo
  • Adventure Aquarium in Camden, NJ
  • 9/11 memorial in New York City
  • Statue of Liberty
  • Empire State Building
  • Times Square
  • Central Park
  • Strasberg Rail Road near Lancester, PA
  • Beach in Wildwood, NJ
  • Beach in Cape May, NJ
  • Rehoboth Beach in Delaware
  • Dewey Beach in Delaware
  • Phillies game
  • Philadelphia Flyers game
  • Meet the Phillies
  • Meet Flyers (including Claude Giroux)
  • Dad’s Delco league baseball games (championship)
  • Ocean City, MD boardwalk and games (old time photo)
  • Rides at the pier in Wildwood, NJ (including Ferris wheel)
  • Shrine of St. John Neumann in Philadelphia
  • Shrine at St. Rita church in Philadelphia
  • Geno’s Steaks in Philadelphia
  • Spruce Street Harbor Park in Philadelphia
  • Zac Brown Band concert
  • Linvilla Orchards in Media, PA
  • Uncle Jim’s baseball game at Penn State
  • Ashbridge Memorial Park in Bryn Mawr, PA
  • Cape May Lewes Ferry in Lewes, DE
  • Franklin Institute in Philadelphia


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