Family gives back to support group who helped them through tragedy


by & Cole Heath

Posted on February 4, 2013 at 5:10 PM

Updated Monday, Feb 4 at 7:21 PM

COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho -- A North Idaho mother’s tragic story is inspiring a movement of charity and kindness across the community she left behind.

24-year-old Ashley Littell died of a rare heart condition last month, just weeks after giving birth to her second child. She was just 24.

Now her family, friends, and even complete strangers are helping others in her name.

Before Ashlee passed, she reached out to a group called “CDA Crazy Love for Prayers”. 

Ashley posted that she just had a baby and was diagnosed with congestive heart failure. She asked for others in the group to pray for her to get better.

Immediately Ashlee and her husband Jeremy started getting messages -- offering prayers, food, and even gas money so Jeremy and others could visit Ashlee in the ICU.

Jeremy said the kindness of others helped him make it through the tragedy, even after Ashley died on Jan. 13.

Weeks after Ashlee’s death, her story continues to touch lives.

Membership at “CDA Crazy Love for Prayers” has nearly doubled, and there are numerous posts on the group’s wall offering prayers for the sick, food for the hungry and other help for the needy.

Jeremy and his loved ones continue to work with the group, paying it forward with the same love others gave to his family.