Family of Girl, 3, Left Brain Damaged After Getting Tangled in Blind Cords Will Donate Her Organs


The 3-year-old daughter of Brigham Young University running backs coach Reno Mahe is on a mechanical ventilator, but the family is using the tragedy to give the gift of life to someone else.

Elsie Mahe was playing with a friend in her Utah home last week when a mini-blind cord became tangled around her neck, causing her to stop breathing, according to reports.

Her mother, Sunny, found the little girl and began CPR on her before she was rushed to a Salt Lake City hospital.

Doctors aren’t sure how long she was without oxygen, according to reports, but she suffered severe brain damage.

Elsie's condition has continued to deteriorate since the accident and her family has made the brave decision to donate her organs.

“We met this morning with a representative from the hospital organ donation team and feel confident that this is the Lord’s will for Elsie – to be a life-saving miracle for others,” Sunny wrote on the family’s GoFundMe page.

The family’s football community has been rallying around them since the accident, with some BYU players wearing pink at Saturday night’s game against Utah State, Elsie’s favorite color, and also presenting her father with the game ball. Continue reading


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