Jayden Alexander Donovan

Jayden Alexander Donovan

August 9, 2023

Jayden Alexander Donovan was born on August 9, 2023. He lived for 3 hours and 46 minutes before he passed peacefully in the arms of his parents. He weighed 4 lbs 3 oz.

Jayden was the son of Alex and Megan Donovan. He is survived by two siblings, Samantha (6) and James (2). Jayden is preceded in death by his sibling Jackson (8 weeks). Jayden is celebrated by his grandparents John and Chris Karnish, Phil and Rita Nelsen, and Jerry Donovan. He is also celebrated by aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. Jayden gave us a lifetime of love during his short time on earth. 

A Memorial Service will be held at St. Robert Bellarmine Church on Wednesday, September 6, 2023 at 6 pm. 

Jayden was diagnosed with Early Pregnancy Renal Anhydramnios. The RAFT trial, conducted by Johns Hopkins, is testing treatments as this diagnosis is universally fatal for babies. In lieu of flowers we would be pleased to have you support their research to help other babies with this fatal diagnosis in Jayden’s honor. 

Donations can be made here: 



  • Martin and Susan Serra Posted August 26, 2023 11:55 am

    Donovan family, We love you. We will support the gofund to honor Jayden and to help with research on Early Pregnancy Renal Anhydramnios. Uncle Marty and Aunt Sue Serra

  • Patrick Donovan and Cynthia Byers Posted August 26, 2023 3:44 pm

    Megan and Alex and all your family , we share in your love of Jayden and we share in your loss.
    Your Arizona family.

  • Kathryn Doyle Hailey Posted August 26, 2023 5:18 pm

    Megan and Alex, my heart is heavy for you. All I can do is send my love and prayers for your little family. Bless you all and know you’re being held from half a world away.

  • Matt Emodi Posted August 27, 2023 11:55 am

    To the Donovans,
    My heart is broken for you. Love and Prayers from our end for Jayden and you all.

  • Betty Walsh Posted August 27, 2023 3:09 pm

    My heart goes out to you and your husband.

  • Angela Cutler Posted September 6, 2023 7:58 am

    Lifting your entire family up in our prayers during this unfathomable loss.
    God Bless,
    Bill, Angela & Billy Cutler

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