Newborn who became Facebook sensation succumbs to rare birth defect

October 9, 2014 10:09 PM

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PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - A newborn baby whose terminal diagnosis prompted his parents to create a "bucket list" that was followed widely on Facebook, died on Thursday, less than four hours after his birth at a suburban Philadelphia hospital.

Shane Francis Haley was born at Riddle Memorial Hospital in Media, Pennsylvania, at 2:25 a.m., according to the "Prayers for Shane," the page created by his parents to chronicle their lives with the unborn child, checking off activities on their bucket list.

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