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Laney Bug

A personal campaign sponsored by Michael Fiore


At our 20 week ultrasound my husband and I found out that our daughter (and 6th child) would be born with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome. We were told that it would be a long road with a lot of ups and downs and that couldn’t be more true. Laney Grace Stoeckel was born in the Special Delivery Unit at CHOP on May 12th 2020. In the short 4 1/2 months of her life she had undergone 2 surgeries, 3 cardiac caths and a “creative” procedure (a procedure that was done only 1 other time at CHOP). On Saturday October 10, 2020 we got a call that no parent should ever receive. Despite everyone’s best efforts Laney had passed on. We are so thankful for all the nurses, doctors and staff at CHOP for everything that they did for Laney and for our family. They are truly superheroes. Unfortunately with COVID Laney’s 4 brothers and 1 sister never got to meet her in person. We would like to show our children that Laney’s life, although short on earth, has changed lives. Please consider donating to CHOP in memory of our baby, Laney Grace.