Family pleads for lost cell phone, with priceless photos, to be returned

NORTH TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WKBW) - Diana Seneca is two weeks old and her family isn't sure how much longer she'll be alive. Now, they're trying to find a cell phone that had hundreds of pictures and videos documenting the precious moments they've shared with the baby girl.

Diana was born with holoprosencephaly (HPE), a rare neurological disorder. Diana's mother, Jessica Seneca, says many babies with HPE aren't lucky enough to make it this far.

"She's two weeks old today so that's, to me, a big milestone for her," Jessica said.

Each milestone, all the more precious considering how uncertain they are, was captured on Jessica's cell phone. Jessica says her phone was taken Sunday night from the Ronald McDonald House Family Lounge in the Oishei Children's Hospital.

"She may not be with us for much longer and that's documentation of her life of her being here of her smiling," explained Dana Seneca, Diana's father.

Jessica posted some of those photos to Facebook but says the vast majority are only on the phone and the only way to get them back is to get the phone itself.

Dana and Jessica brought Diana home from Oishei Monday to spend her remaining time in hospice. She is hooked up to oxygen and eats through a feeding tube.

Ronald McDonald House Charities of WNY says it is working with Kaleida Health "to resolve the situation".

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