Tragedy has struck the BYU football program.
Late Tuesday night, BYU running backs coach Reno Mahe’s wife, Sunny, took to Facebook to announce the couple’s three-year-old daughter, Elsie, has passed away. Her death comes a week after a four-year-old friend found her hanging from a mini blind cord.
Elsie’s condition appeared to be getting better as the week went on, but her health took a turn for the worst on Sunday.
“I had hoped that these miracles would preclude the miracle of Elsie’s life being preserved. But her brain is only functioning enough to give her body oxygen and perform very basic functions and those have begun to decline as well,” the family said in a statement.
Sunny Mahe also posted the following on Facebook:
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.
Our deepest condolences go out to the Mahe family during this incredibly difficult and tragic time.
Photo Credit: Elsie Mahe (via Sunny Mahe on Facebook)