Thousands expected at calling hours for Jenna Hinman

Thousands expected at public calling hours for Jenna Hinman.

Thousands are expected at calling hours for Jenna Hinman, 26, a local wife and mother who passed away Monday after battling a rare form of pregnancy related cancer.

Calling hours, which are open to the public, are scheduled for Friday, May 9 from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Pettigrass Funeral Home, 196 Genesee Street in Auburn.

Private funeral services will be held on Saturday.

Jenna Hinman died on Monday after a battle with choriocarcinoma, a rare pregnancy-related cancer. On March 3rd she delivered twin girls, Azlynn and Kinleigh, prematurely via C-section after only 30 weeks. The girls weighed three pounds each at birth, and were in intensive care for more than a month.

However, they've grown healthier everyday and were able to go home with their father for the first time a month ago.

Hinman's husband Brandon is a U.S. Army sergeant stationed at Fort Drum.

Jenna's story has spread across the world. The Prayers for Jenna facebook page has 297,000 likes.

Those who wish to send sympathy cards to the family can address them to 9772 State Route 38, Port Byron, NY 13140.

Donations can be made to the "Hinman Fund" via the family's GoFundMe web page.