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After Daughter of BYU Assistant Coach Dies, Family Shares Powerful Picture Drawn by Her Sister That Shows Eternal Families

by | Nov. 30, 2016

Mormon Life

After their 3-year-old daughter passed away, the Mahe family shared a powerful testimony, and a family spokesman announced Elsie Mahe's life could help as many as eight organ donation recipients.

The family of BYU assistant coach Reno Mahe received heartbreaking news Tuesday evening.

Three-year-old Elsie Mahe was pronounced brain dead Tuesday night a week after being checked into Primary Children’s Hospital following an accident, her mother Sunny Mahe confirmed in a Facebook post to friends, family and supporters.


6:03 Our Elsie girl has officially been released to heaven - at least from a worldly, paperwork stand point. Her second neurological death exam was also positive for brain death. We feel peace and we are again so grateful for the privilege of being Elsie's parents. She continues to sprinkle love and hope across the world and I am in awe of the Lord and His marvelous plan for my sweet girl. We will be working closely with the donation team for the next couple of days, so we have a few days to postpone making funeral plans. But as those dates and decisions are made, we will keep you informed. This picture was drawn by my oldest daughter, Evie. Not many people know that a little over a year ago I had a miscarriage. That is the angel waiting behind Christ.

A photo posted by Sateki Reno Mahe Jr (@renomahe) on

“Our Elsie girl has officially been released to heaven — at least from a worldly, paperwork standpoint. Her second neurological death exam was also positive for brain death,” Sunny Mahe wrote in a Facebook post Tuesday night. “We feel peace and we are again so grateful for the privilege of being Elsie's parents. She continues to sprinkle love and hope across the world and I am in awe of the Lord and His marvelous plan for my sweet girl.”

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