I told you all in my last update that Shane and I would be sharing some donor stories over the next couple of weeks. Our first story is a very special story to us. Logan Davis was a little boy that we had the pleasure of meeting this past summer in the hospital. Many of you may remember me asking for prayers for Logan and his mom Melissa to help them through many difficult time. Like Ally, Logan had a multi-visceral transplant and for a long time Logan and Ally followed a very similiar course of recovery. Sadly Logan's recovery took a downward turn last November and his body was just never able to recover. Logan passed away on December 2nd.
Today would have been Logan's 3rd birthday and we thought the best way for us to honor his life would be to talk about how much organ donation meant to his family. Logan's mom asked if I would write this story but I have always been inspired by the way Melissa speaks of Logan so here are some of her words.
From Melissa's blog 1/27/08
"As much as I would love for Logan to still be with us, and for Devin's family to have met him, I can only thank them for the gift we received. Even though things didn't work out as we had hoped for Logan, Devin's organs gave us a few more months to spend time with him that we wouldn't have had otherwise. If you all remember, just before the call for transplant, we were in the hospital with Logan having bad bleeds numerous times each day to the point we were almost afraid he would bleed to death in his sleep.
I'm happy Devin's family allowed me to share this with all of you, and I hope if you are ever asked to be an organ donor, you'll remember Logan & Devin's stories and choose to give the gift of life."
As I said Melissa's words do say it best. What parent wouldn't give anything for just a few more minutes with their child. Logan's donor family was able to give that gift to her. When you have a child that needs an organ transplant you know that getting those organs will change your life. We pray that the change is for the better but sometimes things don't turn out the way we want them too. Never the less without the transplant their health will deteriorate daily and with every breath you will be closer to losing them. With the calll for transplant comes the feeling of hope and without hope what do we really have?
Logan's family knows the importance of organ donation and we hope you all will help spread the word too by supporting our team in this year's donor walk. To find out more information about the walk please click the link to Ally's Angels located on the home page. To read more about Logan or to leave his family a birthday message please go to www.cotaforlogand.com.
Happy Birthday Logan!