"Jenn was the type of mom who filled the weekends with activities," her friend said.
A family is mourning the loss of a 30-year-old mom who died "unexpectedly" days after giving birth to her second son. Jennifer Krasnna, of Newton, was a teacher at Charlestown Elementary School in Malvern, WPVI-TV reported.
Jesse Krasna, Jennifer's husband, wrote a heartfelt tribute to his "amazing wife" in a beautiful note posted on Facebook. Nothing, he shared, prevented her from being the best mother she could be. "She loved being a mom," Jesse wrote. "Seeing her smile getting to hold Cade for the first time is something that makes me happy. The bond Jenn and Ty formed over the last 2+ years will never be broken."
Jennifer is survived by her husband, their infant baby Cade, and her 2-year-old son Ty. The grieving husband added, "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."
Jesse remembered how he and Jennifer first met in high school, when he was a senior and she was a junior, and how "she lit up each and every room she walked into," in his eulogy for Jennifer. "We were at a bonfire in the dark but I couldn't stop looking back in her direction because of how gorgeous she was," he wrote. "But getting to know her is when I realized that she wasn't just a really beautiful person on the outside. ... She was the ultimate teammate."
Brianna Plaxe, who set up a Gofundme for Jennifer, is a friend of the Krasna family. She tells PEOPLE that Jennifer "loved being a mom," adding that she was "incredibly good" at it. "Jenn was the type of mom who filled the weekends with activities — pumpkin picking, drive through Christmas light shows, family dinners, trips to the park and the zoo, get together with friends," Plaxe says, noting that Jennifer "loved her time at home too."
"She read with Ty each night and sang him his bedtime song before she put him down to sleep," Plaxe adds. "She was so excited to raise her family with Jesse, her high school sweetheart."
According to WTXF-TV, Jennifer had eight years of experience working for the Great Valley School District and taught first and second grades at Charlestown Elementary. Principal Chris Pickell said that the loss of the woman he described as "magical in the classroom" had left "the community in shock," adding that "Jenn would always do anything to help somebody, and she loved her kids in her class."
"In the last two days, I received calls from parents who were here years ago, now in Florida reaching out, sending condolences. The number of emails. Everywhere I've gone, parents are stopping me saying, 'so sorry for your loss,' and that 'Jenn was the best teacher for our kid,'" he shared.
Plaxe said, "Jenn and Jesse both built a strong community of people who love and support them." She also shared that Jesse is overwhelmed with the response to the fundraiser. "Jesse is so appreciative and touched," she tells PEOPLE, adding, "The generosity he's receiving is going to be instrumental in helping him get through the tough road ahead."
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