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Daughter of BYU running back coach to be taken off life-support

The 3-year-old daughter of BYU running backs coach Reno Mahe will be taken off life support following an accident at her home.

Elsie Mahe was found tangled in the cord of window blinds at the family’s Utah home last Tuesday, according to her mother Sunny Mahe. On Sunday, Sunny said Elsie’s condition was not improving.

“I had hoped that these miracles would preclude the miracle of Elsie’s life being preserved,” Sunny Mahe wrote on her Facebook page. “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.”

Mahe also said her daughter is comfortable and not in pain.

“The miraculous healing we have been praying for is not FOR Elsie, but FROM Elsie,” Sunny wrote. “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. It is not the miracle that we wanted, but it is the one we got. It is still a miracle.”

BYU running back Jamaal Williams gave Reno Mahe a game ball afterward after BYU’s Saturday night game against USU.

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