Shana Eden Swers
Sagel Bloomfield Danzansky Goldberg Funeral Care, Inc.
1091 Rockville Pike
Rockville, MD

Suddenly on Sunday, October 31, 2010 of Gaithersburg, MD. Beloved wife of three years to Jeffrey S. Swers; loving mother of Isaac L. Swers; adoring daughter of Dana Lynn and the late Lawrence E. Greatman; dear granddaughter of Harry and Yvette Rosen; wonderful sister of Craig D. (Lisa) Greatman; cherished daughter-in-law of Gwen M. and Ronald Swers; treasured niece of David Paul Rosen. Also survived by numerous friends and family. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, November 3, 1:30 p.m. at Temple Beth Ami, 14330 Travilah Rd., Rockville, MD. Interment Garden of Remembrance Memorial Park, Clarksburg, MD. Family will be observing Shiva following interment through Thursday evening and Saturday evening with Minyan 7 p.m. each evening at the residence of Jeffrey S. Swers. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her memory may be made to LUNGevity Foundation, 435 N. LaSalle St., #310, Chicago, IL 60654, 312-464-0716,   

Published by The Washington Post on Nov. 2, 2010.
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Shana was a great friend of mine in college at GW.. I had no idea this had happened and am so sad to hear of her passing. She will be missed.
Elizabeth Stanton
June 14, 2011
You will always be "little Shana Greatman" to me, from all the way back when you lived across the street and I babysat you for a couple of weeks one summer when I was pregnant with my own first child. Through the years I wondered what had become of you, and cannot believe that your life was so short. Now I pray that you wait in peace right now and that your family finds comfort, love and joy in every memory of you. My heartfelt condolences.
March 21, 2011
My thoughts and prayers go out to you, Jeff and Isaac. Even in her death, Shana has become someone "everyone knows" and has touched the hearts of so many of us who did not know of her prior to the article. The world is a better place because someone as lovely as Shana was here, and because she left behind such a beautiful baby boy. I cannot begin to express how much my heart goes out to you, in having to go on without her. She lives on in your heart and Isaac will know her from the joyous and loving stories you will tell him about her.
Debbie Bryant
February 21, 2011
To Dana and Family. We are so sorry to see this story on the news last night. Our love goes out to you and the great times we had with your husband Larry and your children. Love, Lon & Debbie Herrera
Lon Herrera
February 10, 2011
When I read Shana's story I kept expecting her to get better at the last moment. I started crying when I read she died.
I wish her family and friends all the luck in the world. I hope her son grows to be as wonderful a person as she was.
January 24, 2011
I'm not sure if your family will read this but I am so sorry, I know that the pain you all have felt every day pales in comparison to the pain that I am feeling right now. But in this moment after reading the story that the Washington post put online I feel some how connected. I can't stop crying and I feel like someone very dear to me has been lost and I just have to her write someplace. Shana you are so beautiful and congratulations on your perfect baby boy, you would have been an amazing mother and he was so lucky to have you for that short time. I don't know what to say, I am usually not a super emotional person, but I can't stop crying for her. I feel like in that small glimps I got to see all the joys that she had. that she wanted to be a mother so badly and that was the last thing she got to be before she passed away... I am so sorry for your lose I hope that Issac grows up knowing just how much his mother loved him. The only thing I fear in death is leaving my baby behind.... I'm just so sorry you won't get to have baby kisses.... you are beautiful
Amber Lynn
January 11, 2011
How tragic and so very sad. My heart is full of ache and utter dismay.
Shana, you are a beautiful soul and for all those fortunate to have known you, you will hold a forever piece of each and everyone's heart. For those of us who never had the blessed opportunity to know you personally but know about you only now, through your facebook entries, you will live on in our memories as a hero. RIP Love.
Catrinna Vancroft
December 22, 2010
To the family of Shana - with my deepest condolences - I am surfing the web from my office in Sydney, Australia, when I came across Shana's story, and wanted to send you my thoughts and best wishes.

Thinking of you,
December 20, 2010
Life can be cruel, I know that God can make something beautiful out of something terrible. Many Blessing to your family in this terrible time.

December 20, 2010
Rest in peace Shana. Your story has been very touching. ;(
Suthesh Kumar
December 19, 2010
My heart goes out to Shana's family and friends; to everybody that knew and loved her. The world lost a genuinely wonderful woman. This is a true tragedy. Rest in peace, Shana. You will be missed, even by those who barely knew you.
Nataliana DeSica
December 18, 2010
My heart goes out to you at this time and in the days ahead.
Michelle Rae
December 15, 2010
Rest In Peace Dear Shana. My thoughts and prayers are with your family and friends of Shayna. May God wrap his loving arms around Isaac and Jeff and the rest of her family.
Denise Record
December 15, 2010
I just read this story and I couldn't believe what I thought would be a story of the miracle of childbirth end in tragedy. My prayers and my compassion goes out to the Swers family and especially little Isaac, who will never know his mom but at least had the chance to bond with her. GOD bless you!
Danielle Taylor
December 15, 2010
I just read the article on the Washington Post about Shana. Dearest family I am so sorry for your loss. Shana sounded like a wonderful woman and definitely a wonderful mother. I am keeping your family in our thoughts. I am so, so very sorry.
Casey Yu
December 14, 2010
I have faced much adversity in my life including battling sepsis post partum& reading this reminded me of my blessings. Your death is not in vain as you have touched so many lives. & your son will undoubtedly know how much his mother loved him& the depth of her strength. May God surround this family with his loving arms& know my family's prayers go out to yours. May you be at peace.
Lindsey perry
December 14, 2010
I just had my 3rd son 3 months ago. I also developed the same heart problem that Shana had. I'm going through the exact same thing she did. I couldnt help but break down while reading her story. I am so sorry for her loss!
Jewel Thornton
December 14, 2010
My deepest condolences go out the Shana's family. You are in my prayers.
December 14, 2010
I read about this story on The Washington Post, and I must say that I have been touched by this. I have the most sincere thoughts of kindness and sympathy towards anyone involved in this woman's life.
Amanda Smith
December 13, 2010
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
December 13, 2010
Rest in peace, Shana. I will give my children and my husband extra hugs and kisses everyday in memory of your love for your family.
KC Kim
December 13, 2010
I had pre-eclampsia when I had my precious baby five and a half years ago, and I am daily thankful to be here to be her mommy. Rest in peace, Shana. I read your Facebook story and know your baby will have many arms to hold him and be there to comfort him even if you cannot. My deep sympathy goes to your family.
Julie A.
December 12, 2010
Deepest sympathy to Jeff, Isaac and friends and family. Rest in peace, Shana.
December 12, 2010
This story touched me deeply today. Saw it on facebook. Sometimes without ever meeting, there are people who have the ability to leave a deep mark on the lives of others. There is no doubt that Shana's life spoke volumes, enriching those those who knew her. My deepest sympathy goes to her family and friends who have lost such a dear person.
Chantille Julius
December 12, 2010
Read your story on facebook, deepest sympathy. I wish your family all the best in life and hope things will get better...
Celine Tysoe
December 11, 2010
My thoughts go out to you and your family. I saw your story on facebook.
December 11, 2010
Our deepest sympathies to Jeff, Issac, Dana and Craig.
Rich & Rae Axelrod
November 7, 2010
Although we had never met, I feel as though I have lost a dear friend. Jeff and sweet baby Isaac, my most heartfelt sympathies to you and your family. Please know you will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers as we work to find a cause for this terrible condition that has effected so many of us.
Susan Kidd
November 5, 2010
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Naomi H
November 4, 2010
My deepest sympathies to Jeff, Isaac and the Swers and Greatman families. We wish you had had more time with us PPCM survivors Shana, we are all shocked and saddened by your loss.
November 4, 2010
I am sending my love and prayers to Shana's family. Even though I was not lucky enough to get to know her she will never be forgotten in my heart.
Deidre Harris
November 3, 2010
Rest in peace and may you become the angel your family needs!
Frank Kaczmarczyk
November 3, 2010
I am sorry i did not get to know you. My heart goes out to your husband and son and family. you are a heart sister. Rest in Peace.
Lisa Galloway
November 3, 2010
My sincerest sympathies to Shana's family and loved ones. Your loss is felt deeply by many. I wish you peace and comfort during this difficult time.
Shannon B.
November 3, 2010
I'm sorry we never met, but your loss has definitely made an impact in my life. <3 sisters forever
Adria Albertini
November 3, 2010
My heart goes out to your husband, son and family.
Lorrie Smith
November 3, 2010
Esther Woolley
November 3, 2010
Rest in peace heart sister!
Martha Garcia
November 3, 2010
Amy Jones
November 3, 2010
Though we had never met in person, I feel as though I knew enough of Shana to know that she will be greatly missed. My most sincere condolences to her family.
Emery Bowman
November 3, 2010
Shannon Kozeny
November 3, 2010
I did not know you--but my family has grieved for you. I'm so sorry Jeff for your loss and also that Isaac lost his mommy--words cannot express. I almost lost my life to PPCM. I am just so sorry. There is a group of about 75 women who are fired up and working harder than ever to raise awareness of this condition. Our prayers and thoughts are with you--I wish I had more to say.
Jessee Baldwin
November 3, 2010
Shana, you were a wonderful person. You will be missed by those many who loved you.
Susan Henkin
November 3, 2010
I along with all of your PPCM sisters will miss you.

Karen Sobolewski
Cleveland, OH
November 3, 2010
You will be missed Shana
Jennifer Allen
November 3, 2010
Katie Goins
November 2, 2010
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