Selfless: 21-year-old mother gives up her life to save 12-day-old baby

Wyoming, Illinois, is a small town with a population of about 1,400. It’s safe to say that almost everyone knows everyone there, and that’s exactly the kind of tight-knit community where 21-year-old Shelby Ann Carter wanted to have a family.

She and her fiancé lived with her mother. Shelby worked as a beautician and had started studying to become a pharmacy technician. Then, in January 2017, she gave birth to her daughter Keana Davis. Shelby was overjoyed and it looked like all was going well for the young mother and her family.

But unfortunately, her happiness was about to come to tragic end.