Love and Life for Logan

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Michelle Stout
on behalf of Kriszti Kinkin
 LOCKPORT, NY
My sister Kriszti and her husband Patrick have just received the most horrible news of their lives- their 4 year old son, Logan has a Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (a tumor on his brain stem). He was fine one day, and the next he began having a lazy eye. This is hereditary on her husband's side of the family so we all assumed it was just the lazy eye, and that a patch and some glasses would make him as good as new. A visit to the pediatric ophthalmologist revealed his eyesight was unaffected by the lazy eye and vision was perfect (this is apparently not common) so they did not know what was causing it and recommended an MRI to determine the cause. We had no idea this is the news we would be hearing-that there is a tumor on his brain stem that is aggressive and immovable. It is inoperable and they have been told he has 6 months without treatment; about a year with some type of radiation or chemotherapy and a combination of medications. Our entire family is beyond devastated and in shock and disbelief over this diagnosis. It does not feel real. It can't be. They have the hardest battle and journey of their lives ahead of them and the financial ramifications atop the emotional ones will be far too much for them to bear. I wanted to create this funding to help them at least relieve some of this financial burden so that they can spend their time focusing solely on their precious boy and their 2 daughters rather than worrying about finances. I appreciate your prayers and any donation that will help them. I have nothing more to say, other than that I love them so much and I have only a humble and simple prayer.....May our Heavenly Father give them strength and heal their son. Amen.
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Update 18
Posted by Michelle Stout
34 months ago
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Today was the most difficult day of my life. My sister Kriszti, brother in law Patrick and their girls Khloe and Aria, laid Logan Asher Kinkin to rest. Among numerous family and friends both in NC and NJ, people gathered to celebrate Logan's short but incredibly meaningful 4 years and 11 months of life. He was my nephew....and as I look back at the times we have spent I only wish my sister and I lived closer together all of these years so that I could have spent even more time with them, sharing in even more joy that this amazing child has bestowed upon his family and friends, and anyone else he came into contact with.

I will forever cherish having been able to be there on this day, for while it was an incredibly difficult and saddening experience to be part of, it was also deeply emotional, fulfilling and so full of love from so many people....it astonishes me still, the number of lives that one little boy has touched and brought together.

With that, I will leave you with Kriszti's testimony of Logan's life and the love they all had for him. Her words were so well spoken and filled with raw emotion that not one person in the church was left untouched or unchanged by them. Patrick held onto her when it seemed she could barely continue on and I know that Logan was right there holding his mama's hand, too. Not a tear was held back when the slideshow that followed recounted Logan's life with his family through beautiful photographs, and finally a joyful video of him just being Logan; dancing his heart out.

"I was blessed with the 3 greatest gifts I could ever receive…their names are Khloe, Logan and Aria. You are each my purpose, my heart, my everything. I’ve always told you that no one loves you more than Mommy, except for God…never forget that, because it’s true. When you were born, all I ever prayed for was for you to grow old in this life, to be healthy, happy, and to believe in God no matter what. I asked God to take me instead of you, that you deserved to grow up, to experience all the joys of life that I have had. He had other plans for you Logan, bigger plans than my own, plans I may never understand, but plans I have to try to trust in.

You were supposed to be celebrating your 5th Birthday next month, we were supposed to go to Disney. You wanted to go fishing, go to a bounce house, get a puppy…we are going to continue to do all of the things that you wanted to do, because I know that’s what you would want. I know I said I would never get another dog after Truffle, but for you I would do anything. I want you to know that we got you your puppy, it’s the boy you wanted, the one you pointed out, and we named him “Blaze" just like you wanted too (from “Blaze and the Monster Machines”). He will always look out for Khloe and Aria, the way that you used to do…and I know you’re still doing from Heaven.

Logan, I love you, more than I can ever put into words. I know you love me too, even when you were unable to say the words anymore, you found ways to show me. Blowing me kisses and putting your arm around me, rubbing my hair, resting your head against mine. Never did I imagine that I would actually lose you, that I would be standing in front of all these people remembering your life at only 4 years old. We only had 7 short weeks since you were diagnosed with DIPG, and not once did you complain, or ask what was wrong. In your short 4 years, and even shorter past 7 weeks, you made a bigger impact than most people make in a lifetime. Because of you, people are praying more, loving more and complaining less. More people have come together to help us, to pray for us, than I ever imagined…people we didn’t even know, from all over the world. Thousands shared our story, have been there for us to lean on, share our sadness and fears, and went out of their way to help us. You are an instrument of God with a purpose, you're an Angel to all of us.

There’s nothing I wouldn’t do for you, that’s why I am standing up here today. Writing is not my talent, and I avoid public speaking…but I want everyone to know how amazing you are, how perfect you are, and how much you mean to me, to Dad, to your sisters. You will always be a huge part of me, as I am of you. I will forever miss hearing you laugh, your beautiful smile and perfect teeth, your signature hair. Telling me how much you love me, your good mornings and good nights, the funny stories I would tell you just to make you laugh- about Logan the truck, Khloe the fairy, and Aria the monkey throwing boomerang bananas. How you would pick every last dandelion out of our yard and give them to me while telling me "I love you mom". Telling me and your sisters that we are beautiful out of nowhere, kissing our shoulder or cheek just because.The way you offered to start my shower then write "mom" with a heart next to it in the steam on the glass door. How you would rub my back to comfort me whenever I was upset, telling me "it's okay mom, it will be okay"...I know you're doing that right now.

I no longer fear death, because I know when my time comes your beautiful, smiling face will be the first one I see waiting for me, with open arms, and the big hugs that I miss more than anything. My biggest joy has been in being a Mom, and I couldn’t be more proud to call you my son. I love you beyond the universe, my munchykin, my sweetheart, Logan- forever. "

-Kriszti
Logan Asher Kinkin - April 19th, 2011 - March 20th, 2016
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Update 17
Posted by Michelle Stout
34 months ago
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It is with great sadness that I post....Logan passed away peacefully in his sleep this morning at 7:30, March 20th, surrounded by his loving mom and dad, and his sisters. He took his last little breath in this world and his first as an angel in his new life with wings, up in heaven. We love you Logan, always and forever.
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Update 16
Posted by Michelle Stout
34 months ago
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I heard from Kriszti again a little before 11pm....

"He has a morphine IV and is asleep. His breathing is very bad. He shouldn't wake up from this and should end up passing away in his sleep. No telling when. He could be like this for days as long as kept stable. Anyone that wants to say goodbye should do so ASAP pretty much."

We are loving you and praying for you still in these moments while you sleep, sweet Logan. You are loved by so many people. God has His hand in yours and His arms around your mom, dad, and sisters.
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Update 15
Posted by Michelle Stout
34 months ago
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I am shuddering to write this.....
As of about 4:30pm today, Kriszti had let me know that Logan has not been well at all. He was having difficulty breathing and was in severe pain, and she did not feel that he has much time left. He was given morphine to ease his discomfort yesterday. Hospice is with them today and Logan was struggling to breath and having severe pain again so they were trying to give him something to ease him and informed Kriszti and Patrick that they felt he may pass once he was made comfortable. I have not heard from my sister since that last message around 4:30....I have no doubt that she is holding and snuggling her sweet, precious son to comfort him right now. So many are praying for Logan's suffering to cease, and for comfort for their entire family, and we thank you all endlessly for your support and prayers.
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Kriszti Kinkin
36 months ago

It's making me cry, even more, seeing how many people my sweet boy Logan has touched. I can't tell you how much it means to us to have so much love, support and most of all prayers during the worst time of our lives. It feels impossible to get through this, my kids are my purpose, my soul, my entire life. Please never stop praying for my sweetheart, and for a cure for this horrible disease that no child, or parent, should ever have to face.

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Michelle Stout
36 months ago
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We appreciate everyone's prayers, thoughts and donations beyond measure. Thank you and please continue to share! We love you Kinkin family! We love you so much Logan! ♥

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Robin Rowe Bradley
35 months ago
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Please have the family research the Burzynski clinic in Houston, TX. Dr. Burzynski has great success with the treatment of brain tumors.

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Michelle Stout
36 months ago
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I am just amazed at how quickly this has grown in such a short number of days. I am so thankful for the generosity of everyone to help my sister and her family. It means the world. Thank you for your continued prayers and donations. Thank you thank you thank you. ♥

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Stephanie Gomes
36 months ago
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Kriszti, I have loved seeing your family on Facebook through the years! You're an awesome mom! Praying so hard for Logan and you're always in my thoughts!

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Nina Torina-Hudson
36 months ago
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To my dearest friend Kriszti and her family. I was completely taken aback when I heard this news. Non stop have the prayers been from my family to yours. Logan is such a sweetheart and may we all trust in God to help you and heal him. With all tge Love I send your way....Always

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Lindsey Clark Nelson
36 months ago
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Prayers and love from the Nelson family.

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McKenzie Struthers
36 months ago
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Praying for your family Kriszti. Just know you are extremely loved and on our minds. Give Logan a big hug from Azy. ❤️

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Jen Duncan
36 months ago
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We are praying for sweet Logan and your whole family. Love seeing photos of your beautiful family everyday!

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Catherine Ayres
36 months ago
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Cannot imagine what you are all going through. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

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Adriana Molina
24 months ago

I still think of Logan all the time, I hope the family is doing well. I send all my love to you...

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Adriana Molina
34 months ago

Even though I never met you Logan, I will never forget you. My heart breaks for your amazing and strong family. You are with all the other angels in heaven and am sure watching over your family. I hope you feel the love that everyone has been sending you, I will always pray for you. I am so sorry...not enough words... :( RIP Sweet Logan...

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Georgina Watson
34 months ago

I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your sweet Logan. He is such a beautiful boy. I keep looking at pictures of him and he is so vibrant and happy that I just can't believe he's gone. Even though I never met him, I just can't seem to wrap my brain around it. I don't understand how a child can be here one day and not the next. I am happy that he isn't suffering anymore, but I am so sorry that you are just beginning your suffering. I hope he comes to you often to comfort you. Much love to you and your family.

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Catherine Russell Maggio
34 months ago

I am in tears for your family. So very sad to lose this beautiful little boy so quickly. I lost my beautiful daughter to breast cancer this past June and it is so hard. She too went very quickly. I pray that you have the faith to make it through this difficult time and know that you will be together again. That is all that keeps me going.

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Adriana Molina
34 months ago

I have been following your family's story and am absolutely heartbroken. I am so very sorry for your loss. These things are impossible to understand. I am sending your family much love and strength. God bless you all..

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Brooke Votta
34 months ago

I am heartbroken to hear about Logan.. I don't know your family personally but I have a lot of friends who do. Logan has touched so many lives and was loved by even those he had never met. I can't imagine the pain everyone must be feeling and I pray that you can somehow find peace and comfort during this time. I will always remember and think of your sweet boy Logan.

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Gretchen Priore
34 months ago

I don't know you but heard of your story through a friend who "shared" it on facebook. My heart breaks for you and your family. There is a fantastic foundation called the Brooke Healey Foundation. It was founded by a family from my hometown who also lost their sweet Brooke to DIPG. If you need anything, please do not hesitate to reach out to Stef or Steve. they have made it their life's work to help families diagnosed with this horrific disease as well as to finding a cure. My continued prayers go out to your sweet Logan and your family.

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Kristyna Lamphere
34 months ago

Kriszti and Family, you do not know us but I found out about Logan's diagnosis through a friend, and I have been following Michelle's posts since she began the Go Fund Me account. My entire family is sending you thoughts of comfort and love. I cannot express my emotions through words regarding this tragic event that your family is facing, but I will continue to have you all in my thoughts and prayers.

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Georgina Watson
34 months ago

The picture of you and your son from your most recent update (#14) is one of the most beautiful pictures that I have ever seen. It is so full of love. Your sweet boy loves you so much and it radiates out of this picture! I have been, and will be, praying for Logan.

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Valerie Duncan
34 months ago

http://naturalmedicinesummit.com You might find that today's speaker named Johnathon Landsman has a very interesting talk about alternatives for treating cancer. He starts talking about it at the 24:40 minute mark until about the 30:00 minute mark, so it isn't really long. But if this could help little Logan in anyway I would be so happy for sharing. I am sending my love and prayers to all the family and especially little Logan, may God Bless him and give him a miracle.

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Gerard Adriani
33 months ago

Got the heartbreaking news - it is hard to even fathom... I wish your family the strength to cope and will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

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34 months ago
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Peggy & Tony Esposito Esposito
34 months ago
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Our deepest sympathy to all of the people who have been touched by this sweet child. May his family find comfort in believing that his soul is with God, andhis angels and saints.

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Kaitie Ries
34 months ago
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Jenna Stelmach
34 months ago
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Marianne Fecanin
34 months ago
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My heart breaks for the pain Logan's family is feeling, but I have no doubt his spirit is soaring high with his angel wings.

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Michael Mack
34 months ago
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"Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God."

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Meghan Toomey
34 months ago
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Steve Goldberg
34 months ago
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We pray that your family finds the strength to get through this most difficult time

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O'Donoghue Family
34 months ago
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Kriszti Kinkin
36 months ago

It's making me cry, even more, seeing how many people my sweet boy Logan has touched. I can't tell you how much it means to us to have so much love, support and most of all prayers during the worst time of our lives. It feels impossible to get through this, my kids are my purpose, my soul, my entire life. Please never stop praying for my sweetheart, and for a cure for this horrible disease that no child, or parent, should ever have to face.

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Michelle Stout
36 months ago
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We appreciate everyone's prayers, thoughts and donations beyond measure. Thank you and please continue to share! We love you Kinkin family! We love you so much Logan! ♥

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Robin Rowe Bradley
35 months ago
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Please have the family research the Burzynski clinic in Houston, TX. Dr. Burzynski has great success with the treatment of brain tumors.

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Michelle Stout
36 months ago
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I am just amazed at how quickly this has grown in such a short number of days. I am so thankful for the generosity of everyone to help my sister and her family. It means the world. Thank you for your continued prayers and donations. Thank you thank you thank you. ♥

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Stephanie Gomes
36 months ago
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Kriszti, I have loved seeing your family on Facebook through the years! You're an awesome mom! Praying so hard for Logan and you're always in my thoughts!

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Nina Torina-Hudson
36 months ago
1
1

To my dearest friend Kriszti and her family. I was completely taken aback when I heard this news. Non stop have the prayers been from my family to yours. Logan is such a sweetheart and may we all trust in God to help you and heal him. With all tge Love I send your way....Always

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Lindsey Clark Nelson
36 months ago
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Prayers and love from the Nelson family.

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McKenzie Struthers
36 months ago
1
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Praying for your family Kriszti. Just know you are extremely loved and on our minds. Give Logan a big hug from Azy. ❤️

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Jen Duncan
36 months ago
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We are praying for sweet Logan and your whole family. Love seeing photos of your beautiful family everyday!

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Catherine Ayres
36 months ago
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Cannot imagine what you are all going through. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

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Adriana Molina
24 months ago

I still think of Logan all the time, I hope the family is doing well. I send all my love to you...

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Adriana Molina
34 months ago

Even though I never met you Logan, I will never forget you. My heart breaks for your amazing and strong family. You are with all the other angels in heaven and am sure watching over your family. I hope you feel the love that everyone has been sending you, I will always pray for you. I am so sorry...not enough words... :( RIP Sweet Logan...

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Georgina Watson
34 months ago

I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your sweet Logan. He is such a beautiful boy. I keep looking at pictures of him and he is so vibrant and happy that I just can't believe he's gone. Even though I never met him, I just can't seem to wrap my brain around it. I don't understand how a child can be here one day and not the next. I am happy that he isn't suffering anymore, but I am so sorry that you are just beginning your suffering. I hope he comes to you often to comfort you. Much love to you and your family.

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Catherine Russell Maggio
34 months ago

I am in tears for your family. So very sad to lose this beautiful little boy so quickly. I lost my beautiful daughter to breast cancer this past June and it is so hard. She too went very quickly. I pray that you have the faith to make it through this difficult time and know that you will be together again. That is all that keeps me going.

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Adriana Molina
34 months ago

I have been following your family's story and am absolutely heartbroken. I am so very sorry for your loss. These things are impossible to understand. I am sending your family much love and strength. God bless you all..

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Brooke Votta
34 months ago

I am heartbroken to hear about Logan.. I don't know your family personally but I have a lot of friends who do. Logan has touched so many lives and was loved by even those he had never met. I can't imagine the pain everyone must be feeling and I pray that you can somehow find peace and comfort during this time. I will always remember and think of your sweet boy Logan.

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Gretchen Priore
34 months ago

I don't know you but heard of your story through a friend who "shared" it on facebook. My heart breaks for you and your family. There is a fantastic foundation called the Brooke Healey Foundation. It was founded by a family from my hometown who also lost their sweet Brooke to DIPG. If you need anything, please do not hesitate to reach out to Stef or Steve. they have made it their life's work to help families diagnosed with this horrific disease as well as to finding a cure. My continued prayers go out to your sweet Logan and your family.

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Kristyna Lamphere
34 months ago

Kriszti and Family, you do not know us but I found out about Logan's diagnosis through a friend, and I have been following Michelle's posts since she began the Go Fund Me account. My entire family is sending you thoughts of comfort and love. I cannot express my emotions through words regarding this tragic event that your family is facing, but I will continue to have you all in my thoughts and prayers.

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Georgina Watson
34 months ago

The picture of you and your son from your most recent update (#14) is one of the most beautiful pictures that I have ever seen. It is so full of love. Your sweet boy loves you so much and it radiates out of this picture! I have been, and will be, praying for Logan.

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Valerie Duncan
34 months ago

http://naturalmedicinesummit.com You might find that today's speaker named Johnathon Landsman has a very interesting talk about alternatives for treating cancer. He starts talking about it at the 24:40 minute mark until about the 30:00 minute mark, so it isn't really long. But if this could help little Logan in anyway I would be so happy for sharing. I am sending my love and prayers to all the family and especially little Logan, may God Bless him and give him a miracle.

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