Harley Kalson

A personal campaign sponsored by Jodi Kalson

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Harley Jade was born on June 1, 2013, at 27 weeks, along with her twin sister, Micah Logan.  Harley was 1 lb., 13 oz. at birth and Micah was 2 lbs., 2 oz.  Harley spent 8 1/2 months in the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia N/IICU before passing away on February 15, 2014.  

Harley was born with two very rare abnormalities, a type 4 laryngeal cleft and microgastria.  Harley underwent surgery to repair the laryngeal cleft in November, and the surgery was successful.  It was the first time this specific surgery was ever performed at CHOP, and it was only the second time in history it was ever performed on a baby with her rare airway defect.  

Harley passed away of other unrelated issues.

Harley was so strong and overcame many great obstacles in her short life.  She made a tremendous impact on everyone she met and those who heard her story.  She will forever be in our hearts and we will love her forever.

We would appreciate any donations, big or small, to honor Harley's memory.  Most of the donations will be used to benefit the CHOP N/IICU and some will go toward the Airway Disorder Patient Care Fund at CHOP.  All donations will go toward helping babies and families in need.

For more about Harley's story, please go to www.harleyandmicah.com.  Thank you all for your support.

Guest book comments 
Nana
on May 27, 2014 at 4:24:07 PM
In loving memory of my precious great-granddaughter Harley Jade. She will be in our hearts forever.
Leonard & Carole Bayer
on Mar 19, 2014 at 3:27:27 PM
Dear Richard & Jodi,
Your family has been an inspiration to both Carole and myself.
 
Dina & Michael Menasse & Family
on Mar 19, 2014 at 3:14:00 PM
So sorry for your loss. Keeping you in our prayers and for good things to come
 
Monica and David Kauffman
on Feb 27, 2014 at 7:43:34 AM
Jodi, Richard and Micah,
we are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you during this difficult time.
love, Monica and David Kauffman
 
Charlie, Lori, Karen and Marian
on Feb 26, 2014 at 1:48:45 PM
Our deepest sympathy is with you during this difficult time. You are in our thoughts
 
Dick and Diane Salsitz
on Feb 25, 2014 at 7:10:27 AM
Our deepest sympathy for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
 
Lisa and Kenny Rosenthal
on Feb 24, 2014 at 8:08:42 PM
Dear Jodi, Richard, and Micah,
Our deepest sympathy to you and your families at this very difficult and painful time. With love, Lisa and Kenny
 
Frank koller
on Feb 24, 2014 at 12:45:26 PM
Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers here at Sapa's Cressona plant
 
Trudee Smith
on Feb 24, 2014 at 10:33:00 AM
No words of mine will help you through your great loss. Life just isn't fair sometimes.
You will get through this bad time, if only because you have no other choice but to.
 
Helen Port (Nana's friend)
on Feb 23, 2014 at 12:00:35 PM
I want to ecpress my sincere sympathy for your
family.
Helen Port (Nana's friend)
 
Shirley Weiner
on Feb 22, 2014 at 6:36:30 PM
My deepest sympathy goes out to you.
Love,
Great Aunt Shirley
 
Doug & Ellen DeWitt
on Feb 22, 2014 at 6:04:14 PM
We wish you warmth and light during this sad time. 
We send our love to you.
 
Stacey & Jeff Gindlesperger
on Feb 21, 2014 at 2:16:08 PM
We are so sorry to hear about your loss. You are in our thoughts. 
With our deepest sympathy, 
Stacey & Jeff Gindlesperger
 
Deanna Hollander
on Feb 21, 2014 at 1:10:12 PM
I am so sorry for your loss. As a mother of twins I know how very special each child is and the bond between the 2 will always be. Rest in Peace sweet Harley.
 
Susie and Bob Salsitz
on Feb 21, 2014 at 11:24:51 AM
We are very sorry for your loss. Please accept our sympathy.
We wish you some very happy times in the future.
Susie and Bob
 
andy berke and family
on Feb 21, 2014 at 11:17:13 AM
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.
 
Amy and Robert Arogeti
on Feb 20, 2014 at 11:42:22 AM
Our heart goes out to you at this difficult time. Though we did not have the pleasure of knowing your daughter, we grieve for your painful loss. We know that Micah will bring lots of joy to you all and the memories of Harley will forever be with you.
Love 
Amy and Robert
 
Jill Pendley (Haas)
on Feb 19, 2014 at 8:01:26 PM
May God give you special grace and peace at this time of loss. I know you cherish the time you had with Harley! May you be able to really get some rest soon!!
 
Rachel Weber
on Feb 19, 2014 at 7:53:06 PM
Dear Jodi and Richard,
I am so deeply sorry for your tremendous loss. There are no great words of comfort. May you find support in the love of family and friends. 
You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Warmly,
Rachel
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Susan and Lewis Kaufman
on Feb 19, 2014 at 6:30:10 PM
We were deeply saddened to hear of Harley's passing and we hope that the support of family and friends will provide you some small measure of comfort in this time of sorrow.
 
Johnny & Trisha Weiner
on Feb 19, 2014 at 7:51:12 AM
We are so sad for the loss of your precious daughter. She will stay as an angel taking special care of Micah from above. Rest assured you will all see her again some day.
 
aunt. natalie
on Feb 19, 2014 at 7:32:23 AM
Words cannot describe how I feel about your terrible loss of precious Harley. May you both find comfort in smiling and beautiful Micah. My sincerest condolences.
 
Neil and Andrea Chonin
on Feb 18, 2014 at 11:03:42 PM
Jodi, Richard and Micha. Andee and I are very saddened by your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers always.
 
Neil and Andrea Chonin
on Feb 18, 2014 at 11:01:16 PM
Jodi, Richard and Micha. Andee and I are very saddened by your You are in our thoughts and prayers always.
 
Pam Oginz
on Feb 18, 2014 at 9:47:26 PM
Jodi and Richard and Micha,
My heart goes out to all of you for your loss. Harley exhibited such strength and determination for such a little person . She fought a tough fight and was so lucky to have the love and fortitude of her family to be there with her every step of the way. Harley will always stay in your hearts and the memories will only be fond ones. My deepest sympathy for you and your families.
Pam Oginz
 
Jillian Landers Barnett and Andrew Barnett
on Feb 18, 2014 at 9:31:55 PM
Thinking of you both and your families in this difficult time. Our hearts go out to you.
 
Lindsay Posner and Jeff Delarme
on Feb 18, 2014 at 6:13:54 PM
Jodi and Richard,
We are so very sorry to hear about your loss. You are in our thoughts.
With our deepest sympathy,
Lindsay and Jeff
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Michael and Jenna Librett
on Feb 18, 2014 at 2:12:19 PM
Jodi and Richard,
We just wanted to let you know how sorry we are for your loss. Our deepest condolences and please let us know if there is anything we can do. 
You are in our thoughts and prayers. 
Sincerly,
Jenna and Mike
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Jen (Brezel) and Matt Kulkin
on Feb 18, 2014 at 12:47:48 PM
Dear Jodi and Richard,
We are truly sorry for your loss. We've been following your girls' progress on fb and loved all of the updates. Sounds like Harley was a special little girl and will be missed by all. 
Much love,
Jen (Brezel) and Matt Kulkin
 
Julie Paige
on Feb 17, 2014 at 6:47:13 PM
Dear Jodi and Richard, 
I am so sorry about Harley. I have been thinking about you often over the last eight months and you all have been in my prayers. I know Harley will be in your hearts forever. 
Take care and I hope the love of Micah will bring you comfort today and always.
 
Samantha Price
on Feb 17, 2014 at 4:39:26 PM
I had been following your girls progress through Facebook, cheering them on from afar. My sister was 3.5 months premature so i definitely felt a connection to your story. There is little to say in times like these, I am so incredibly sorry and am thinking of you and your family. Heaven has another angel.
 
Andrea Wark
on Feb 17, 2014 at 4:35:57 PM
Rest in Peace sweet baby...

 

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