ALISA GOLDSTEIN Alisa Dawn Goldstein, age 42, of Las Vegas, passed away Saturday, March 23, 2013. Alisa was born April 6, 1970, to the late Morton Goldstein and Dolores (Jaffe) Goldstein, in Sunrise Hospital. Alisa was struck by a car in 1975, an incident which would change the course of her life. In a coma for 25 days, her survival was a miracle and she was deemed, "The Miracle of Sunrise Hospital" by Mr. Nate Adelson. Alisa loved life and her attitude was infectious. She loved art, music and dance. She was spiritual, she loved God and she was very, very, funny. Alisa struggled with physical challenges and a brain injury which significantly impacted her short-term memory. Yet, she refused to let these challenges hold her back. If she forgot your name she simply gave you a new one. She became an amazing artist and was honored for her work by the Nevada Special Olympics
at a gala affair. She was an amazing piano player who never took a lesson. She could hear a song one time and play it back perfectly. She loved everybody. Alisa is survived by her mother, Dolores Goldstein of Las Vegas; sister, Laurie (Tracy) Krauthamer of Lake Oswego, Ore.; stepmother, Janet Goldstein; nephews, Jordan, Jared and Josiah Krauthamer of Lake Oswego; uncles, Hal Goldstein of Northridge, Calif., and Ronnie (Louise) Jaffe of Hilo, Hawaii. She was preceded in death by her father, Mort Goldstein; grandparents, Mike and Sylvia Jaffe and Jack and Gusta Goldstein; and uncle, Eddie Jaffe. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, at Palm Valley View Memorial Park, 7600 S. Eastern Ave., Las Vegas. Donations in Alisa's memory may be made to Nathan Adelson Hospice or Lupus of Nevada.