While mother Krysta Davis, 23, was 18 weeks pregnant, doctors told her that her daughter, Rylei, would not live more than 30 minutes after birth, so they gave her two options of either inducing labor immediately or carrying the baby to term and donate the organs, People reported.
Mom Carries Dying Baby to Term to Donate Her Organs: She'll Give 'Other Babies a Second Chance' https://t.co/R49QGTIZuV— People (@people) February 8, 2019
Rylei was diagnosed with an abnormality called anencephaly, a rare condition in which an infant is missing parts of the brain or skull, the report said.
“We decided that even if we couldn’t bring our daughter home, no mother would have to go through what we were going to go through,” Davis, of Cleveland, Tenn., told the magazine.
Rylei was born on Christmas Eve and died on New Year's Eve.