Walk Aide for Logan
$1,845 raised
76% of $2.4k goal
40 contributors
5 Years running
My family has to raise close to $6,000 for a therapy device that our insurance company won't cover for Logan. We have people send in checks, donation items for garage sales and given cash that we have put them direclty into Logan's account, therfore ...
My family has to raise close to $6,000 for a therapy device that our insurance company won't cover for Logan. We have people send in checks, donation items for garage sales and given cash that we have put them direclty into Logan's account, therfore we have adjusted the goal to reflect their donations. The therapy device is called the Walkaide. It's an electric shock pack that goes on Logan right leg to help him pick up his foot when he walks so that he will no longer need his leg brace that has caused him alot of pain and discomfort. Walkaide.com A little history on Logan: When Logan was just four days old he was asleep in my wifes arms and she had looked down at him, because there is nothing more precious than a sleeping baby, and he was completely blue, his eyes were rolled back in his head and he was not moving. She lifted him up and gently shook him and she was calling his name. He then took a breath and his color came back. She then called 911 and they rushed over and took them to Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital. Once at the hospital they thought it might just be sleep apnea or an infection, they ran a lot of tests. They also did a CT scan and while on the table he had stopped breathing again. They rushed us back to the ER and told us they had to intubate him because he is struggling to breathe on his own. It took them 6 tries to get the tube in. He had at least a dozen doctor and nurses in his trauma room. We had no idea what was going on. Once they had him stable they moved him up to the PICU at Mary Bridge. At the time parents were not allowed to spend the night in the room with their child. That was one of the worst feelings in the world to have to leave my son and go home. (Home at the time was only 10 minutes away) We had never left our daughter (who was then 18 months) over night before and to have to leave our newborn son who had a breathing machine and all kinds of medicine and monitors hooked up to him was one of the scariest things. The doctor ran more tests the following day with no answers. On the third day they decided to wake him up a bit to see how he would do breathing on his own. They took his breathing tube out and monitored him for a few hours. He was still having breathing difficulties so they had to reintubate him and did another CT scan and an MRI. That when they saw it. Logan had a massive stroke on the left middle hemisphere of his brain. It did not show up on the first CT scan done in the ER. The doctors believe that a small blood clot formed and made its way up to Logan’s brain. The doctors then started to treat him for a stroke and he was released 9 days after being admitted. Logan is now 6 years old as of April 2012. He just wants to be like any other 6 years old. Run, bike, and play without his leg brace getting in the way. The idea of spending the summer with out a leg brace and wearing flip flops, just lights up his day.
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