A Philadelphia suburb is mourning the death of a 30-year-old teacher and mother who died days after giving birth to her second son.
Jennifer Krasna, of Newtown, passed suddenly “unexpectedly” Monday following the delivery of her child, Cade, Charlestown Elementary School Principal Chris Pickell informed TV station WTXF.
She leaves behind 2-year-old Ty and her husband, Jesse Krasna, who made a lengthy and poignant farewell to his wife on Facebook.
“She enjoyed being a mom,” Jesse wrote. “What makes me happy is seeing her smile when she holds Cade for the first time. The friendship Jenn and Ty developed over the previous 2+ years will never be broken.”
The loss of the first- and second-grade teacher who was “wonderful in the classroom,” according to Pickell, has “shocked the community.”
“Jenn would do everything to assist someone, and she adored her students,” he added.
Jennifer and Jesse Krasna married in 2019, after 10 years after meeting.
The community has pledged to take care of Jesse, Cade, and Ty, as a GoFundMe page launched by family friend Brianna Plaxe has surpassed $273,000 – exceeding its $50,000 target by a significant margin.
Jesse and Jennifer wed in March 2019, over ten years after they first met at a friend’s summer barbeque.
“Jesse is really grateful and moved,” Plaxe told People. The charity he receives will be crucial in assisting him to traverse the difficult path ahead.
Jennifer Krasna died Monday at the age of 30.
Plaxe said that Jenn was the sort of mother who filled the weekends with events such as pumpkin picking, drive-through Christmas light shows, family dinners, excursions to the park and zoo, and get-togethers with friends.
“Each night, Mom read to Ty and sang him his bedtime song before putting him to bed,” Plaxe said. She was thrilled to start a family with her high school love, Jesse.
According to her online obituary, Krasna, a Pennsylvania native born on October 22, 1992, was a champion high school volleyball player who studied teaching at West Chester University and earned a master’s degree in reading from Cabrini University.
She passed away at the University Hospital of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. No cause of death has been disclosed. Sunday’s funeral is set to take place at the Dougherty Funeral Home in Levittown.