A family is mourning the death of their mother after she decided to sacrifice herself to save the life of her unborn baby.
According to the Detroit Free Press, Carrie DeKlyen, 37, of Ann Arbor, Michigan died Saturday, days after giving birth to baby girl Life Lynn DeKlyen. She was born at 24 weeks, weighing just one pound, 7 ounces.
Carrie was diagnosed with glioblastoma in April but decided to forgo treatment to save her baby. Shortly after delivering Life via cesarean section, doctors took Carrie off life support. She died a few days later.
Carrie and her husband, Nick, were married for 17 years. She is survived by her six children. According to an online obituary, the funeral will be held Tuesday.
Baby Life will remain in the NICU at the University of Michigan hospital in Ann Arbor, according to WOOD-TV.