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Baby whose mother chose to give birth over chemotherapy dies

Baby whose mother chose to give birth over chemotherapy dies

Life Lynn DeKlyen was born prematurely after her cancer-stricken mother was put into coma.

Life was born via cesarean section on September 6, just three days before her mother, Carrie DeKlyen, passed away. However, Nelson told the Associated Press that baby Life "took a turn for the worse" this week.

Nelson says "we don't have any answers", but that "maybe Carrie needed her".

Thirty-seven-year-old Carrie DeKlyen from MI found out she had an aggressive malignant tumour which affects the brain and spinal cord in April.

Life's aunt, Sonya DeKlyen Nelson, Carrie's sister-in-law, said in a Facebook post: "It is with great sadness and a absolutely broken heart that I tell you Life Lynn passed away last night".

"The grief we feel is nearly unbearable, please be praying for our family", he added. Carrie's tumour was back - and she was eight weeks pregnant.

Nick DeKlyen, Carrie's husband, has said their decisions were rooted in their Christian faith. She opted not to have chemotherapy because she was pregnant with her sixth child, and was later told the cancer was terminal.

"We gave up all of Carrie's treatment to give Life a chance to survive", Nick DeKlyen told People just hours before his wife died earlier this month.




The mother, from Wyoming, Michigan, had been unresponsive at the hospital since the end of July.

DeKlyen declined to participate in a clinical trial or undergo chemotherapy, options that probably would have extended her life but also would have meant terminating her pregnancy. "In her last days, she gave of herself for her own child".

Nick announced on Facebook that Life will be buried with Carrie.

"She gave up her life for the baby", he said, adding later: "I just want people to know that my wife loved the Lord".

"She wanted this, but it's tough", he said. "She sacrificed her life for the child".

Nick and Carrie shared kids Elijah, 18, Isaiah, 16, Nevaeh, 11, Leila, 4, and Jez, 2.

Now the family is dealing with the death of the baby she so desperately tried to save. "I'm just going to focus on my daughter right now, getting her home", he said.

A GoFundMe page called "Cure 4 Carrie", which was set up to help the family, had raised more than $155,000 by Thursday morning.


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