Baby born to Wyoming mom battling cancer dies

Leslie Hanson
September 21, 2017

A relative says the baby born of a MI woman who chose to forgo chemotherapy to give birth to the child has died. "Carrie is now rocking her baby girl", according to the Facebook post on the Cure for Carrie page.

The child was conceived at a College of Michigan Healing facility on September 6 at 24 weeks - the most punctual a child can be conceived and can be relied upon to survive.

Life Lynn DeKlyen had been doing better than expected after being born prematurely but "took a turn for the worse" this week, according to relatives.

"It is with extraordinary misery and a completely broken heart that I disclose to you Life Lynn passed away the previous evening", as per the post. "It is comforting for us to know that she went home to be with Carrie". I have no explanation of why this happened, but I do know Jesus loves us and someday we will know why.

"The despondency we feel is practically unendurable, please try to remain appealing to God for our family".

Nick DeKlyen, the baby's father who lives in Wyoming, on the west side of MI, could not be immediately reached Thursday.


Life DeKlyen was born on September 7 after her mother, Carrie DeKlyen, battled glioblastoma multiforme in April and went through brain surgeries.

When he rushed to the University of MI hospital after her funeral on September 12, the doctors asked if he wanted to hold her one last time.

In any case, he declined the specialists' offer, revealing to them that would resemble quit. Then, he told the doctors to do all they could.

Carrie DeKlyen qualified to be in a University of MI clinical trial that doctors told her might have extended her life another 10, possibly 20 years.

Carrie was diagnosed with a terminal brain tumor in April and learned a month later she was pregnant. She was taken off of life support on September 9.

In declining treatment, Carrie DeKlyen had decided against a clinical trial that could have extended her life by 15 years or more.

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