According to the Salt Lake Tribune, the three-year-old daughter of BYU running backs coach Reno Mahe was found hanging from a set of mini-blinds Tuesday night. The cord was wrapped around her neck, per College Football Talk.
One of seven children, Elsie was found by a four-year-old child, who alerted Mahe’s wife. The mother then performed CPR on the child before she was life-flighted to Salt Lake City hospital.
According to the report, Elsie, was put on a respirator and sedated in order to allow her brain and body to rest.
The latest updates, per CFT, come from a Facebook page set up to detail Elsie’s recovery:
On the Mahe Update Facebook page mentioned by the Cougars assistant, one friend wrote that “Elsie’s twitches have diminished, which is an improvement. She is exhibiting some positive neurological responses to touch. Her breathing is still a concern. Please keep prayers coming.”
“Elsie was taken out of sedation and she began breathing on her own,” Roberts wrote on the GoFundMe page around noon ET today. “Reno said she’s using a little bit of the ventilator to help her breath. She responded to a finger pinch and lifted her knee a bit. This all seemed very encouraging, but the doctors didn’t lead on to being too excited yet. Please keep the prayers coming. Faith in numbers can bring on miracles!”
A GoFundMe account has been set up to help the family.