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A young mother has died just days after her second child’s birth


A young Newtown family is facing the unimaginable shock and sorrow of the sudden loss of a beloved mother, wife, daughter, teacher and friend.

Jennifer Krasna, a highly regarded elementary school teacher in Malvern, died unexpectedly Nov. 28 at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, just days after the birth of her second child, Cade. She was also mother to her two-year-old son, Ty. Krasna was 30 years old.

No cause of death has been announced.

She was married to Jesse Krasna, a well-known health and physical education teacher at Willow Dale Elementary School in Warminster. He is also the basketball coach at Council Rock North High School.

“Throughout her life, Jenn made it her top priority to surround herself with a strong community of friends and family,” wrote her friend, Brianna Plaxe, on social media. “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.”

Her husband wrote lovingly about his wife in a Facebook post, saying, “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 a reminder for how perfect she was.”

A graduate of Pennsbury High School, Krasna was a proud member of the 2009 National Division Champion Girls Volleyball Team. She studied early grades education at West Chester University Honors College and received her Master’s in literacy from Cabrini University.

A GoFundMe page will support the family’s future expenses. Donations can be made to More than $200,000 has been contributed.

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