Thousands of dollars have already been raised for the family of a 37-year-old mother of four who died of COVID-19 complications just three weeks after delivering her youngest child.

Michelle Stani died at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital on Wednesday without ever having held her newborn son, according to her obituary and a GoFundMe campaign arranged by her aunt.

Stani, who grew up in Franklin and was a Bridgewater resident, also is survived by a 19-year-old daughter, a 4-year-old and an 11-month-old.

Michelle Stani via GoFundMe, Tina Stani
Michelle Stani via GoFundMe, Tina Stani

The online fundraiser is aimed at covering her medical bills and to contribute toward childcare and education costs, according to organizer Tina Stani, with help from Jenn Peterson.

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