Baby dies after Michigan mother sacrifices life to give birth

Posted at 1:26 PM, Sep 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-21 19:30:07-04

The baby of a Michigan mother who sacrificed her own life in order to give birth to her sixth child passed away on Wednesday.

Carrie DeKlyen decided to forego clinical trials and chemotherapy to treat her brain cancer since it would have meant ending her pregnancy. 

Doctors removed Carrie's feeding and breathing tubes one day after her daughter, Life Lynn, was born.

Born prematurely, Life Lynn weighed one pound and four ounces, and was in neonatal intensive care.

Life Lynn's death was announced on the Cure 4 Carrie Facebook page, which was created to share updates about the family. 

"I have no explanation of why this happened, but I do know Jesus loves us and someday we will know why," the Facebook post said.