A 37 year-old Michigan woman has died after forfeiting the chance to undergo chemotherapy to treat her brain cancer after discovering that she was pregnant.
The Daily Mail is reporting on the story of Carrie DeKlyen, a courageous mother of six who died surrounded by family at the University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor early Saturday morning just three days after giving birth to a little girl appropriately named Life.
Carrie’s husband, Nick, told the Associated Press that among his last words to her were, “I’ll see you in heaven.”
“We stayed by her until she took her last breath,” Nick DeKlyen said. “It’s in God’s hands now.”
The couple has five other children: Elijah, 18; Isaiah, 16; Nevaeh, 11; Leila, four; and Jez, two.
Carrie was diagnosed in April with a form of terminal brain cancer known as glioblastoma multiforme. A particularly aggressive form of cancer, she was planning to undergo…