Meet Logan: 2020 Family Advocacy Week Champion
Logan is participating in Speak Now for Kids Family Advocacy Week from August 10-14, 2020. Through this special event, Logan and his family will share information about his health journey, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center’s role in providing Logan with necessary health care services, and why the public and our elected officials must invest in the future of kids like Logan.
At just 3 weeks old, Logan was diagnosed with acute cerebral venous infarction with several other associated conditions.
He was first brought to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC) in May of 2014 with a blood clot in his brain causing seizures. For three days he had about a 50/50 chance of survival.
“If we did not have CCHMC in our backyard, our child would not be alive right now,” says Shea, Logan’s mother. “It is because of the doctors who recognized immediately what was going on, from the surgeons who operated on him, to the nurses who take care of him every time we are admitted, that he is alive. We owe them everything.
Up until a year and a half ago, Logan had continuous seizures that have since been managed by medicine. He has also had a correctional surgery for a drifting right eye, and tubes to manage ear infections.
Now, Logan and his family work with Aaron W. Perlman Center at CCHMC for rehabilitation. Logan also has a walker and wheelchair, with crutches on the horizon.
“The impact has been devastating,” says Shea. “We continue to hope that someday he will be able to function by himself.”
Logan and his parents visit CCHMC annually for CT scans to ensure the ventricles are not growing. He sees a rehab doctor and six therapists.
Today, Logan is a very happy and loving boy. He is now 6 years old, non-verbal, and walks with assistance. He attends school in a special needs class with his cognitive ability at about the level of a 2-year-old.