ChildRun Champion: A True Superhero

February 4, 2010 at 3:35 pm Leave a comment

ChildRun Champion, Logan Johnson Lay

Today we launched our 2010 ChildRun registration and introduced BC to a true Superhero.    

In June, 2005, eight-year-old Logan Johnson Lay was fighting a flu that just would not go away.  When she fainted at home, Logan’s family knew something was very wrong.   

Logan was rushed to her local hospital, and a CT scan came back confirming the family’s worst nightmare: a brain tumour.  “Our beloved daughter was battling a monster inside her body, and the monster was winning,” says her mother, Jen.        

Logan had a large tumour situated in an inoperable area of her brain.  Aggressive treatment with chemotherapy and radiation was the only option to save her.  Jen and Logan’s step-father, Jared, knew their world would never be the same.      

After being transferred to BC Children’s Hospital, Logan’s family woke to a carnival like atmosphere in the Hospital’s parking lot.  Jen asked a staff member what was going on and they said “It’s ChildRun – and this is Miracle Weekend.”  Jen says, “If there had to be a weekend for this diagnosis, then I’m glad it was Miracle Weekend.” Logan spent the next several months going through rounds of intense treatments. In the spring of 2007, Logan relapsed.  Ten months later, Logan’s cancer was shown to have progressed.  The family had to “pull out all the stops” and get on board with a new form of treatment.      

As of the summer of 2009, MRI scans showed that Logan’s tumour was stable, and had not progressed any further.  Logan is now back at school full time, and enjoying life like a typical 12-year-old girl.           

Logan at the 2009 ChildRun

 Logan has been taking part in ChildRun ever since her diagnosis and has taken on the role of ChildRun Champion for 2010. As Champion, Logan will shae her story with donors, participants and sponsors to help them understand just who they are helping through participation in the event.  You can support Logan by signing up today. www.childrun.com.    

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