About ELLA

Ella was an outwardly shy 10 year old who was anything but shy at home.  She loved to laugh, leave notes for her friends and family, and make videos.  She was the fire of the family and kept things lively and full of energy.  Suffering from a sudden AVM rupture (a tangle of veins and arteries in the brain), Ella passed away, sparking a global prayer-chain and drawing a community together in ways never before seen.  Through her death, she gave the gift of life to four others as an organ donor.