‘Loved being a mom’: Pennsylvania man remembers wife who died tragically after giving birth to second son
NEWTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA: A man from Pennsylvania has penned down a heartbreaking tribute for his "amazing wife," who died suddenly a few days after giving birth to their second child. According to her obituary, Jennifer Krasna, 30, of Newtown, died on Monday, November 28 at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.
Jennifer and her husband, Jesse Krasna, had welcomed their newborn son, Cade, just 4 days before her death. She also leaves behind a two-year-old son, Ty. "She loved being a mom. Seeing her smile getting to hold Cade for the first time is something that makes me happy," Jesse, 31, wrote in an emotional post on Facebook.
Jesse said they spent more than 13 years together and he met Jennifer in high school when he was a senior and she was a junior. "When I met Jenny I was a senior in high school, she was a junior. The the first thing I noticed is that she lit up each and every room she walked into with her green eyes, blonde hair, beaming smile, and adorable little butt chin," he wrote.
"Getting to know her is when I realized that she wasn’t just a really beautiful person on the outside. That isn’t what made her beyond special. This did… She was the ultimate teammate. I first saw this when she was a junior in high school. If she wasn’t serving game winners to win SOL titles against Council Rock North, she was cheering on her teammates with everything she had. I loved going to those games to watch her play. She was a great friend — being together for 13 years I not only got to experience this for myself, but I saw her be there for her friends over and over again," he continued in the post.
Brianna Plaxe, a friend of the Krasna family, told People that Jennifer not only "loved being a mom," but was also "incredibly good at it." "Jenn was the type of mom who filled the weekends with activities — pumpkin picking, drive through Christmas light shows, family dinners, trips to the park and the zoo, get together with friends," Plaxe says, noting that Jennifer "loved her time at home too." "She read with Ty each night and sang him his bedtime song before she put him down to sleep. She was so excited to raise her family with Jesse, her high school sweetheart," Plaxe added.
The Bucks County woman was a teacher at Charlestown Elementary School in Malvern. Chris Pickell, the principal, seemed devastated by Krasna's death. In a statement to ABC News, Pickell said, "Jenn was amazing. She had this special glow about her when you were in her presence. She brought out the best in you. She always had a smile on her face. In the last two days, I received calls from parents who were here years ago, now in Florida reaching out, sending condolences." He added, "The number of emails. Everywhere I've gone, parents are stopping me saying, 'so sorry for your loss'," and that Jenn was the best teacher for our kid."
The tragic unforeseen death of Krasna, who worked in the Great Valley School District for eight years, left the Chester County community in disbelief. A GoFundMe that was set up for Krasna has raised more than $250,000, superseding the initial goal of $50,000.