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BYU Football Coach Reno Mahe and His Wife Create Foundation to Honor Their Deceased Daughter

Thanks to the Deseret News for making us aware of this story.

BYU football coach Reno Mahe and his wife, Sunny Mahe, recently created a way to honor their deceased daughter—the Miracles From Elsie Foundation. 

Elsie Mahe passed away Nov. 29, 2016, following an in-home accident the previous week. 

"We feel peace and we are again so grateful for the privilege of being Elsie's parents," the Reno family posted on Instagram following Elsie's death. "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."


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.

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Sunny and Reno made the decision to have their daughter's organs donated, a decision that has saved the lives of five children and inspired a billboard in honor of Elsie. 

And on Friday, the Mahe family launched Miracles From Elsie Foundation, a foundation to give financial support for families experiencing medical crisis, provide organ donation support and awareness, and grief counseling for families who have lost children or other loved ones.

"We are so excited to have found a way to give back to the community that has supported us through our darkest times," Sunny posted on Facebook. 

To visit the foundation's website, click here

Lead image from Instagram
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