(ABC News) A Michigan woman who sacrificed the chance to prolong her life in order to give birth to her sixth child died early Saturday, her husband said.

Nick DeKlyen told The Associated Press that his wife, Carrie DeKlyen, died surrounded by family at University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor.

He said 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.”

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