Help the Mahe Family

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Raised by 1,302 people in 5 months
Jeremy Roberts
on behalf of Reno Mahe
 LEHI, UT
Elsie Mahe had an accident and was Life Flighted to Primary Children's Hospital. I will update this with more information when it is available. My heart is broken for this amazing family. They are loving and giving. Please contribute what you can. They've given so much to our community, this is an opportunity for us to give back.
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Update 19
Posted by Jeremy Roberts
4 months ago
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The Poinsettia Bowl.
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Update 18
Posted by Jeremy Roberts
4 months ago
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Today I've watched as my friend had a funeral for and buried his little girl. I have seen him display a spiritual maturity and strength of character well beyond his years. I have seen him display courage, compassion and love. He has met this tragedy with understanding and has evaded bitterness.

Reno Mahe has been an excellent friend and companion to his wonderful wife. He has shown an amazing amount of gentle patience with his children. Many have come to comfort and left themselves comforted from him.

One of my favorite talks was given by Bishop Richard C. Edgley. In the talk, he says:

"[S]ome burdens that we are called to bear are so heavy that we can only conquer them through humility, submissiveness, and contrition. That sounds like a contradiction, doesn’t it—gaining strength and power through humility, submissiveness, and contrition. But that is one of the great ironies of life—we can receive power beyond our natural ability by submitting our will to the Father."

I have seen this in my friend. I love him and am inspired by him. Behold the man.
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Update 17
Posted by Jeremy Roberts
4 months ago
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Public Memorial for Elsie Mahe TODAY, Friday November 9th from 6pm to 9pm at the Salt Palace Convention Center room 155, 100 S W Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84101. Free Parking!!
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Update 16
Posted by Jeremy Roberts
4 months ago
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I am so sorry for the delayed information for Elsie's services. We had felt prompted to accommodate as many people as possible to come and celebrate Elsie's life and feel of her spirit. But we couldn't bear the thought of having people wait out in the cold or be so crowded that the event seemed chaotic.
Today we met with representatives of the Salt Palace where we will host a public memorial service in room 155 on Friday evening from 6:00-9:00 PM. There will be free parking in the west convention center lot across from the Vivent Arena.
This is such an answer to our prayers and I believe Elsie would be really happy about this. Please don't feel the need to stay away. We will have our private services on Saturday, but we have felt so blessed and upheld by your kind words and shared faith. We want to offer you some closure as you have been mourning along with us.
As it becomes available, I will post maps of specifics.
Thank you so much for caring about us and our little girl.
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Paul Alline Jr
5 months ago
4
4

Sir I want to start out by apologizes if I am not supposed to communicate this to you. I have been torn if I should send this email, because I have never shared my story with a stranger before. Something tells me you are supposed to know my story. I died on the table in May 2011. I was without oxygen for over 42 minutes. My wife was given and she agreed to the option of harvesting my organs and letting me pass. That was and is my feeling to this day. I woke up right prior to going into the operating room to perform the surgery. My story is as follows. Do to complications with an emergency Cardio version from Tulane Hospital, my heart failed. I was rushed to Oschners Hospital in New Orleans. My heart failed twice with the second being the worst. Once the doctors and nurses got me stable, they explained to my wife that I went without consistent oxygen for at least 42 minutes. They also explained that the person my wife saw in the AM was not the same person lying on the hospital bed. Among numerous papers that were given, organ donating papers were presented. The Doctors explained to my wife that no matter what happen I would have a poor quality of life and I was going to be a vegetable. If I smiled it would be a great thing. They told my wife that if would take quite a few days to get everything together for the organ donating process and they would have my evaluated by several doctors to insure I had massive brain damage. I remember two different times being evaluated (remember I was supposed to be dead) and looking the doctors in the face. The doctor’s evaluation was I was brain dead but I wasn’t. Most of the time in the bed, I don’t remember anything because I was sleeping. The day of the surgery came and the doctors changed my medication, to a lighter sedative. Well I woke right before they wheeled me in. When I woke up, I remember ripping out the ventilator, because I had no knowledge of what was going on. Needless to say everyone was shocked. I now have my bad and good days but no matter what it’s better than being in a pine box, please understand that I don’t want to give you false hope but I also feel compelled to give you my story. I feel God gave me a second chance and that I am supposed to share this testimony. I have resisted to sharing my story because I am embarrassed. For some reason I am unable to shake the feeling that I am supposed to share this with you. I am not sure if my testimony help at all but I hope it helps to make a decision. I can only remind you that doctors are ony human and they are practicing medicine. If you would like to speak about this please via the phone, I can be reached at 985-297-4733 Paul Alline JR 9852974733

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Joshua Atkins
5 months ago
4
4

I am so sorry to hear about this. I am a producer for ABC 4 here in Salt Lake City and would like to help shared this page to our audience. May we use this picture of Elise on our morning newscast?

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Bob Motta
5 months ago
2
2

May God hold you in the palm of His hand. I will pray for your little girl and your family. God Bless.

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Ronald Uharriet
5 months ago
2
2

Elsie, My prayers are for you and for your family. I am not capable to express my thoughts, wishes, prayers for all of you. Tears are flooding my face. Who knows what the Lord's plan is? "if it be thy will, let this cup pass from me, never the less, not as I will but as thy will" Lovomg thoughts are with you and your family.

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Carole Seely
5 months ago
1
1

I wish I knew what to say. My heart aches for you both. Our 13 yo son passed unexpectedly on October 18th, 2016. We too have been wrapped in the living arms of a strong community. I'm convinced the death of a child IS more then anyone can bare but it is through the atonement and the love of others that we are able to make it through each day. From the time we learned of my pregnancy with my son we referred to him as our miracle baby. Now we see that his life & young death point us to the biggest most miraculous event of all, eternal life! My family is praying for your precious daughter and the rest of the family.

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AJ Crane
5 months ago
1
1

I am so sorry to hear about this. My heart goes out to Elsie's family. It is amazing to hear that during this stressful time Elsie's parents are thinking about how they can save so many other lives by donating her organs. My son has a unique situation where he needs a child sized kidney from a deceased donor to be healthy. Learn more about his story here: https://www.facebook.com/daneconrads/videos/1096953587057696/ Please reach out to me if it would be possible for Elsie to donate directly to Dane. Lots of Love, AJ (Dane's mom)

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Jean Sweet
5 months ago
1
1

Have you heard of a product called Asea. It is a redox molecule supplement that renews your body at a cellular level. I am a LDS in Australia. I have seen miracles since I have been taking it. It's made in Utah . I would try it. You have nothing to loose and everything to gain.

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Amber Englund Christensen
5 months ago

My heart is breaking for you and your family. I have a little girl the same age. I keep seeing your precious little one in her, and my little one in yours. This could have been any of us and I'm so so sorry. We are praying for you and all your loved ones to have peace and support and love.

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Joshua Atkins
5 months ago

Thank you! Our desk number is 801-975-4402. Feel free to call us at anytime.

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Joshua Atkins
5 months ago

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Jerry Pennock
4 months ago

A 3 year old doesn't go to the Celestial Kingdom by accident. This wasn't an accident

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Sylvia Andersen
5 months ago

There is no way I can truly feel what you must be feeling, but my heart can only imagine. Our family continues to pray for the peace that is only offered by our Loving Heavenly Father to be with you and your dear family at this time. Oh that we could see the end from the beginning. We extend our love and prayers to you all.

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Greg Rasmussen
5 months ago

I mourn with you at the loss of this precious child. May I share some comforting thoughts from the Prophet Joseph and also President Joseph F. Smith on the subject of the death of these precious little ones. The Prophet Joseph said, “A question may be asked—‘Will mothers have their children in eternity?’ Yes! Yes! Mothers, you shall have your children; for they shall have eternal life, for their debt is paid. Children … must rise just as they died; we can there hail our lovely infants with the same glory—the same loveliness in the celestial glory.” And President Joseph F. Smith, the sixth President of the Church, reported: “Joseph Smith taught the doctrine that the infant child that was laid away in death would come up in the resurrection as a child; and, pointing to the mother of a lifeless child, he said to her: ‘You will have the joy, the pleasure and satisfaction of nurturing this child, after its resurrection, until it reaches the full stature of its spirit.’ … “In 1854, I met with my aunt [Agnes Smith], the wife of my uncle, Don Carlos Smith, who was the mother of that little girl [Sophronia] that Joseph Smith, the Prophet, was speaking about, when he told the mother that she should have the joy, the pleasure, and the satisfaction of rearing that child, after the resurrection, until it reached the full stature of its spirit; and that it would be a far greater joy than she could possibly have in mortality, because she would be free from the sorrow and fear and disabilities of mortal life, and she would know more than she could know in this life. I met that widow, the mother of that child, and she told me this circumstance and bore testimony to me that this was what the Prophet Joseph Smith said when he was speaking at the funeral of her little daughter.” May God strengthen you, comfort you, and give you an overflowing peace in this moment of your life.

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Kristi Kellenberger Banwart
5 months ago

I also have a dark eyed curly haired 3yr old daughter and I am weeping for your daughter and your family as I know what a joy these little angels are at this special age. If nobody has mentioned it to you yet, therapeutic grade frankincense oil is notorious for healing, particularly brain injuries. You would simply dilute it in a carrier oil such as sweet almond and rub it on the base of her head, temples, etc. It has no contraindications and is a special Biblical oil used for healing throughout all ages.

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Bren Bagley Tulikihakau
5 months ago

You have been in our thoughts and prayers and we will continue to pray on your behalf. I so admire your faith and strength. Sending our love from Kansas City.

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Patricia A Sparks
5 months ago

I will Not even try to know the Pain you are going through,I don't know you but Football Coach is My Family were ever they are I have a Son at VTech 22 years a son coaching in Fl 32 Years,my heart hurts for you i know one thing God got one of his Angles Home God Be with you My sweet precious Mom and Dad of Jeremy.so many will be breathing from all you have done by giving her organs God Our Father smile a special light on this Family and give them Inner Peace.Pat Nashville Tn

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John Biehl
5 months ago

So very very sorry for you loss. I know you already know this but she is in a much better place smiling down on you. I will keep the Mahe family in my prayers.

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5 months ago

Praying for you and your family. God does work in mysterious ways. GOD Bless, Chaplain Billy PJS Ministry

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Shauntelle Maddock Stephenson
5 months ago

My mother heart has been thinking of your family and your sweet girl. You also are in my prayers. You are at an amazing hospital where my daughter had spent a big part of her life. I read that you have met with donor services.....words will never be adequate, but as my heart breaks for the need to even meet with them, I thank you with all my heart for the gift that you are willing to give to others. My little girl is alive because the heart of an angel beats within her chest. We love our donor family as they are our own. Much thanks and love to you and your family. Please feel free to reach out to me if ever needed.

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Rhonda Jill Ward
5 months ago

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

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$84,745 of $85k goal

Raised by 1,302 people in 5 months
Created November 22, 2016
Jeremy Roberts  
on behalf of Reno Mahe
$200
Anonymous
3 months ago
JB
$20
Judith Bolan
3 months ago

What a precious little girl. I am truly sorry for your loss.

SR
$50
Sandra Robinson
4 months ago

Wow SO SAD!! I am encouraged by the family's response on Instagram. They are an inspiration to everyone and their response amazed me :) They are true believers in Christ!

OM
$20
Oscar Melero
4 months ago
KB
$100
Kip Burg
4 months ago
LC
$50
Liz Chesnut
4 months ago
BH
$10
Brian and Heather Hales
4 months ago
$10
Anonymous
4 months ago
KS
$100
Kathy Swartz
4 months ago
1
1

My heart breaks for your family but I am in awe of your faith and courage!!!

$10
Anonymous
4 months ago
Paul Alline Jr
5 months ago
4
4

Sir I want to start out by apologizes if I am not supposed to communicate this to you. I have been torn if I should send this email, because I have never shared my story with a stranger before. Something tells me you are supposed to know my story. I died on the table in May 2011. I was without oxygen for over 42 minutes. My wife was given and she agreed to the option of harvesting my organs and letting me pass. That was and is my feeling to this day. I woke up right prior to going into the operating room to perform the surgery. My story is as follows. Do to complications with an emergency Cardio version from Tulane Hospital, my heart failed. I was rushed to Oschners Hospital in New Orleans. My heart failed twice with the second being the worst. Once the doctors and nurses got me stable, they explained to my wife that I went without consistent oxygen for at least 42 minutes. They also explained that the person my wife saw in the AM was not the same person lying on the hospital bed. Among numerous papers that were given, organ donating papers were presented. The Doctors explained to my wife that no matter what happen I would have a poor quality of life and I was going to be a vegetable. If I smiled it would be a great thing. They told my wife that if would take quite a few days to get everything together for the organ donating process and they would have my evaluated by several doctors to insure I had massive brain damage. I remember two different times being evaluated (remember I was supposed to be dead) and looking the doctors in the face. The doctor’s evaluation was I was brain dead but I wasn’t. Most of the time in the bed, I don’t remember anything because I was sleeping. The day of the surgery came and the doctors changed my medication, to a lighter sedative. Well I woke right before they wheeled me in. When I woke up, I remember ripping out the ventilator, because I had no knowledge of what was going on. Needless to say everyone was shocked. I now have my bad and good days but no matter what it’s better than being in a pine box, please understand that I don’t want to give you false hope but I also feel compelled to give you my story. I feel God gave me a second chance and that I am supposed to share this testimony. I have resisted to sharing my story because I am embarrassed. For some reason I am unable to shake the feeling that I am supposed to share this with you. I am not sure if my testimony help at all but I hope it helps to make a decision. I can only remind you that doctors are ony human and they are practicing medicine. If you would like to speak about this please via the phone, I can be reached at 985-297-4733 Paul Alline JR 9852974733

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Joshua Atkins
5 months ago
4
4

I am so sorry to hear about this. I am a producer for ABC 4 here in Salt Lake City and would like to help shared this page to our audience. May we use this picture of Elise on our morning newscast?

+ Read More
Bob Motta
5 months ago
2
2

May God hold you in the palm of His hand. I will pray for your little girl and your family. God Bless.

+ Read More
Ronald Uharriet
5 months ago
2
2

Elsie, My prayers are for you and for your family. I am not capable to express my thoughts, wishes, prayers for all of you. Tears are flooding my face. Who knows what the Lord's plan is? "if it be thy will, let this cup pass from me, never the less, not as I will but as thy will" Lovomg thoughts are with you and your family.

+ Read More
Carole Seely
5 months ago
1
1

I wish I knew what to say. My heart aches for you both. Our 13 yo son passed unexpectedly on October 18th, 2016. We too have been wrapped in the living arms of a strong community. I'm convinced the death of a child IS more then anyone can bare but it is through the atonement and the love of others that we are able to make it through each day. From the time we learned of my pregnancy with my son we referred to him as our miracle baby. Now we see that his life & young death point us to the biggest most miraculous event of all, eternal life! My family is praying for your precious daughter and the rest of the family.

+ Read More
AJ Crane
5 months ago
1
1

I am so sorry to hear about this. My heart goes out to Elsie's family. It is amazing to hear that during this stressful time Elsie's parents are thinking about how they can save so many other lives by donating her organs. My son has a unique situation where he needs a child sized kidney from a deceased donor to be healthy. Learn more about his story here: https://www.facebook.com/daneconrads/videos/1096953587057696/ Please reach out to me if it would be possible for Elsie to donate directly to Dane. Lots of Love, AJ (Dane's mom)

+ Read More
Jean Sweet
5 months ago
1
1

Have you heard of a product called Asea. It is a redox molecule supplement that renews your body at a cellular level. I am a LDS in Australia. I have seen miracles since I have been taking it. It's made in Utah . I would try it. You have nothing to loose and everything to gain.

+ Read More
Amber Englund Christensen
5 months ago

My heart is breaking for you and your family. I have a little girl the same age. I keep seeing your precious little one in her, and my little one in yours. This could have been any of us and I'm so so sorry. We are praying for you and all your loved ones to have peace and support and love.

+ Read More
Joshua Atkins
5 months ago

Thank you! Our desk number is 801-975-4402. Feel free to call us at anytime.

+ Read More
Joshua Atkins
5 months ago

Share*

+ Read More
Jerry Pennock
4 months ago

A 3 year old doesn't go to the Celestial Kingdom by accident. This wasn't an accident

+ Read More
Sylvia Andersen
5 months ago

There is no way I can truly feel what you must be feeling, but my heart can only imagine. Our family continues to pray for the peace that is only offered by our Loving Heavenly Father to be with you and your dear family at this time. Oh that we could see the end from the beginning. We extend our love and prayers to you all.

+ Read More
Greg Rasmussen
5 months ago

I mourn with you at the loss of this precious child. May I share some comforting thoughts from the Prophet Joseph and also President Joseph F. Smith on the subject of the death of these precious little ones. The Prophet Joseph said, “A question may be asked—‘Will mothers have their children in eternity?’ Yes! Yes! Mothers, you shall have your children; for they shall have eternal life, for their debt is paid. Children … must rise just as they died; we can there hail our lovely infants with the same glory—the same loveliness in the celestial glory.” And President Joseph F. Smith, the sixth President of the Church, reported: “Joseph Smith taught the doctrine that the infant child that was laid away in death would come up in the resurrection as a child; and, pointing to the mother of a lifeless child, he said to her: ‘You will have the joy, the pleasure and satisfaction of nurturing this child, after its resurrection, until it reaches the full stature of its spirit.’ … “In 1854, I met with my aunt [Agnes Smith], the wife of my uncle, Don Carlos Smith, who was the mother of that little girl [Sophronia] that Joseph Smith, the Prophet, was speaking about, when he told the mother that she should have the joy, the pleasure, and the satisfaction of rearing that child, after the resurrection, until it reached the full stature of its spirit; and that it would be a far greater joy than she could possibly have in mortality, because she would be free from the sorrow and fear and disabilities of mortal life, and she would know more than she could know in this life. I met that widow, the mother of that child, and she told me this circumstance and bore testimony to me that this was what the Prophet Joseph Smith said when he was speaking at the funeral of her little daughter.” May God strengthen you, comfort you, and give you an overflowing peace in this moment of your life.

+ Read More
Kristi Kellenberger Banwart
5 months ago

I also have a dark eyed curly haired 3yr old daughter and I am weeping for your daughter and your family as I know what a joy these little angels are at this special age. If nobody has mentioned it to you yet, therapeutic grade frankincense oil is notorious for healing, particularly brain injuries. You would simply dilute it in a carrier oil such as sweet almond and rub it on the base of her head, temples, etc. It has no contraindications and is a special Biblical oil used for healing throughout all ages.

+ Read More
Bren Bagley Tulikihakau
5 months ago

You have been in our thoughts and prayers and we will continue to pray on your behalf. I so admire your faith and strength. Sending our love from Kansas City.

+ Read More
Patricia A Sparks
5 months ago

I will Not even try to know the Pain you are going through,I don't know you but Football Coach is My Family were ever they are I have a Son at VTech 22 years a son coaching in Fl 32 Years,my heart hurts for you i know one thing God got one of his Angles Home God Be with you My sweet precious Mom and Dad of Jeremy.so many will be breathing from all you have done by giving her organs God Our Father smile a special light on this Family and give them Inner Peace.Pat Nashville Tn

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John Biehl
5 months ago

So very very sorry for you loss. I know you already know this but she is in a much better place smiling down on you. I will keep the Mahe family in my prayers.

+ Read More
5 months ago

Praying for you and your family. God does work in mysterious ways. GOD Bless, Chaplain Billy PJS Ministry

+ Read More
Shauntelle Maddock Stephenson
5 months ago

My mother heart has been thinking of your family and your sweet girl. You also are in my prayers. You are at an amazing hospital where my daughter had spent a big part of her life. I read that you have met with donor services.....words will never be adequate, but as my heart breaks for the need to even meet with them, I thank you with all my heart for the gift that you are willing to give to others. My little girl is alive because the heart of an angel beats within her chest. We love our donor family as they are our own. Much thanks and love to you and your family. Please feel free to reach out to me if ever needed.

+ Read More
Rhonda Jill Ward
5 months ago

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

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