Dad pens heart-aching tribute to wife, who died days after giving birth to their son

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By Phoebe Egoroff

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A father in Pennsylvania has penned a heart-aching tribute to his late wife, who died just days after giving birth to their second son.

Jennifer Krasna, 30, was loved deeply by her local community and students at Charlestown Elementary School in Malvern, where she worked. The school's principal, Chris Pickell, told WTXF-TV that Jennifer had sadly passed away "unexpectedly."

He added that she was "magical in the classroom," saying that: "Every time I saw her she had a bright smile on her face, said 'good morning,' she wanted to know about you. If we had building substitutes, she let them know 'if you need anything I'm in this classroom and you can come and ask for my help.'"

Now, Jennifer's husband, Jesse Krasna, has paid tribute to his late wife in a Facebook post earlier this week, writing that she was an "amazing wife" and the "best mom."

"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. Any time someone needed support she was there. Whether it was a FaceTime, phone call or face-to-face visit, she would drop what she was doing to help. Seeing others hurt made her heart ache. She never stopped thinking about others and always put their needs before her own," he wrote.

He added that the first-grade teacher "knew how to get kids excited about school" and knew how to "make learning fun," choosing to drive "an hour plus to school each day and refused to switch to a closer school because she LOVED her Charlestown Elementary family. She is a hero to a lot of kids."

"There is so much more I could say. Simply put, she wasn't just a really good girl. She was the perfect girl and I am going to miss her so much. The only solace I get is that I know how lucky I am to have been able to love and feel the love from Jenn for the last 13+ years. A love that won't ever stop. Seeing Ty and Cade grow up will serve as reminders for how perfect she was.

"We love you Jenny," the tribute concluded.

Since Jennifer's tragic passing the community has rallied around Jesse and her two sons, Ty and Cade - setting up a GoFundMe campaign that has raised over $290,000 of an original $50,000 goal.

"Throughout her life, Jenn made it her top priority to surround herself with a strong community of friends and family. She never let anyone question what they meant to her and valued every second she spent with the people she loved. She cherished the beautiful life she and Jesse built. We are heartbroken, and our lives are forever changed without her here," the description on the campaign reads.

The donations will be going to Jennifer's young family to cover funeral costs, as well as other future expenses "so they can focus on healing during this painful time."

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Credit: GoFundMe.com

Our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with the family, friends, and colleagues of Jennifer Krasna at this tragic time.

Featured image credit: Johner Images / Alamy

Dad pens heart-aching tribute to wife, who died days after giving birth to their son

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By Phoebe Egoroff

Article saved!Article saved!

A father in Pennsylvania has penned a heart-aching tribute to his late wife, who died just days after giving birth to their second son.

Jennifer Krasna, 30, was loved deeply by her local community and students at Charlestown Elementary School in Malvern, where she worked. The school's principal, Chris Pickell, told WTXF-TV that Jennifer had sadly passed away "unexpectedly."

He added that she was "magical in the classroom," saying that: "Every time I saw her she had a bright smile on her face, said 'good morning,' she wanted to know about you. If we had building substitutes, she let them know 'if you need anything I'm in this classroom and you can come and ask for my help.'"

Now, Jennifer's husband, Jesse Krasna, has paid tribute to his late wife in a Facebook post earlier this week, writing that she was an "amazing wife" and the "best mom."

"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. Any time someone needed support she was there. Whether it was a FaceTime, phone call or face-to-face visit, she would drop what she was doing to help. Seeing others hurt made her heart ache. She never stopped thinking about others and always put their needs before her own," he wrote.

He added that the first-grade teacher "knew how to get kids excited about school" and knew how to "make learning fun," choosing to drive "an hour plus to school each day and refused to switch to a closer school because she LOVED her Charlestown Elementary family. She is a hero to a lot of kids."

"There is so much more I could say. Simply put, she wasn't just a really good girl. She was the perfect girl and I am going to miss her so much. The only solace I get is that I know how lucky I am to have been able to love and feel the love from Jenn for the last 13+ years. A love that won't ever stop. Seeing Ty and Cade grow up will serve as reminders for how perfect she was.

"We love you Jenny," the tribute concluded.

Since Jennifer's tragic passing the community has rallied around Jesse and her two sons, Ty and Cade - setting up a GoFundMe campaign that has raised over $290,000 of an original $50,000 goal.

"Throughout her life, Jenn made it her top priority to surround herself with a strong community of friends and family. She never let anyone question what they meant to her and valued every second she spent with the people she loved. She cherished the beautiful life she and Jesse built. We are heartbroken, and our lives are forever changed without her here," the description on the campaign reads.

The donations will be going to Jennifer's young family to cover funeral costs, as well as other future expenses "so they can focus on healing during this painful time."

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Credit: GoFundMe.com

Our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with the family, friends, and colleagues of Jennifer Krasna at this tragic time.

Featured image credit: Johner Images / Alamy