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Molly K. Dunne

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Molly K. Dunne

Molly K. Dunne, age 7, of Wilmington, DE passed away on May 17, 2012, at home surrounded by her family and friends after a long battle against Pulmonary Hypertension. On September 20, 2010, she collapsed on her first day of kindergarten. Molly was the 2nd child in the U.S. to be placed on an artificial lung called the Novalung at the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh.

Molly attended the Comprehensive Out-Patient Rehabilitation Program (CORP) at the Nemours A.I. duPont Hospital for Children and was receiving home bound instruction through the Red Clay Consolidated School District. Molly was a huge fan of Miley Cyrus, Hello Kitty, Angry Birds, Build a Bear and in her leisure time she was an avid shopper.

Molly will be dearly missed by her parents, Kevin J. and Kristen L. (Porstman) Dunne as well as her older brother, Ryan and twin sister, Kaitlyn; maternal grandmother, Courtney T. Porstman; maternal grandfather, Robert Porstman; paternal grandfather, John Dunne; aunt Hilary Porstman and fiancé Louis Bennett; aunt, Maureen (Jim Shields); aunt, Kathleen McGurk (Christopher McGurk); aunt, Anne Marie Dunne; uncle, Michael Dunne, aunt, Regina Lutjen (Stephen Lutjen) and many great aunts, uncles and cousins. Molly was predeceased by her paternal grandmother, Mary A. Dunne.

The family wishes to express their heartfelt appreciation to the Cardiac Center at the Nemours A.I. duPont Hospital for Children, the CICU of the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, CORP at Nemours A.I. duPont Hospital for Children, Bayada Home Health Services and Vitas Hospice. In addition, a special thanks to all of the wonderful people who "Believed" in Molly.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, May 22 at 12:30 pm at St. John the Beloved Church, 907 Milltown Road, Wilmington, DE. Family and friends are invited to a visitation on Monday, May 21 from 4-7 pm at St. John the Beloved Church. Burial will follow Mass in the All Saints Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Miracles for Molly Dunne Fund, P.O. Box 5109, Wilmington, DE 19808.

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Published in The News Journal on May 20, 2012
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