"Always has a big heart for his friends and family."
"Always there when you need someone to talk to"
"Cares about people even if he doesn't know them"
These are the kinds of things that people say about Logan Martin. If you know Logan, you have seen his kindness and generosity in action. You've seen how loving and giving he is with his family, and you've seen him help friends when they need it.
Now Logan needs your kindness and generosity.
On January 22, 2014, Logan was taken to Union Hospital and underwent numerous test to determine the cause of some flu-like symptoms he had been experiencing for several days. Abnormal test results led to a transfer to Akron Children's Hospital where they discovered he had heart failure. Logan was transferred again on January 27th, this time to the Cleveland Clinic, where he was diagnosed with left ventricular non-compaction
LVNC is a genetic heart defect which can be further complicated by blood clots. On January 28th, Logan suffered a stroke from a blood clot and had to undergo an emergency thrombectomy to remove the clot from his brain. Logan suffered only slight deficits from this stroke and has largely overcome those through occupational and physical therapy while he has been at the Cleveland Clinic. This was no surprise to his family and friends, who know how much of a fighter he is. Unfortunately, Logan's toughest fight is ahead, as the IV medications for his heart condition did not have the effect his doctors had hoped.
The worsening condition of his heart, along with a complication called pulmonary hypertension has resulted in Logan being placed on the heart transplant list.
This is where the waiting begins for Logan, but this can be where the helping begins for us, his family, friends and community members.
Here's how you can help:
Click the Donate button on this page and give what you can to the Logan's Heroes fund.
Go to organdonor.gov and learn how to become an organ donor
Spread the word about Logan's GoFundMe site and organdonor.gov through your Facebook and Twitter accounts. There are sharing links on the page to make it easy
Logan Martin and his family are grateful for all of your support and love.
THANK YOU FOR BEING ONE OF LOGAN'S HEROES!
- Jim & Mary Pat McQuillan
- Lourie Azeglio
- Jeff, Julie, Alayna & Miranda Vega