Mom Who Sacrificed Her Own Life For Baby Now Rocking Her in Heaven

A mother’s love is like no other; she will do anything for her children. A mother would also sacrifice her own health and happiness for her child.

Carrie DeKlyen was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer last April while pregnant with her sixth child.  The 37-year-old chose against experimental treatment so her daughter could live.

The baby girl, who Carrie and her husband Nick DeKlyen name Life Lynn, was born at a University of Michigan hospital on Sept. 6 at 24 weeks — the earliest a baby can be born and be expected to survive. She weighed only 1 pound and 4 ounces, and garnered worldwide attention.

Nick DeKlyen
Credit: Facebook/ Cure 4 Carrie

Mom chose her daughter’s live over her own

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Maria Lianos Carbone

Maria Lianos-Carbone is owner of, a leading lifestyle blog for women. Her first book, "Oh Baby! A Mom's Self-Care Survival Guide for the First Year" will be published Spring 2018. Follow Maria on Instagram @amotherworld.

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