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Olivia Jean Logan
A Story of Strength & Positivity
Young married couple that had their lives turned upside down, keeping a positive mental attitude when life makes it hard, never giving up and keeping faith that everything happens for a reason and will work itself out.
Born 6 weeks early, Olivia Jean Logan, was perfectly healthy or so we thought. Three days later, we awakened to a phone call that would change the course of our first week as parents. We were told that there was something wrong with our little girl.
Her white blood count was low, she had a distended stomach and x-rays showed there was something wrong with her bowel. After being transported across Kansas City to a different hospital, and many tests later, we still had no answers. At just a week old, our newborn daughter had surgery where her intestinal organs were removed from her body and examined. This surgery provided the answer that we were not expecting and as parents you never want to hear. Olivia Jean Logan more than likely has a lifelong genetic disorder, Cystic Fibrosis.
The amount of strength this little girl had during her first few months of life is incredible. She had two surgeries, was fed through a NG tube, had countless sticks of needles, had two blood transfusions, spent time on a ventilator, spent a month with an ileostomy bag, all the while keeping a smile on her face and making sure the NICU staff knew she had the strongest lungs.
After her official diagnosis of Cystic Fibrosis, we had to consciously make the decision to keep a positive outlook and not let this disorder disrupt our life with our daughter.
Throughout the first year of Olivia’s life, we have had to overcome financial, emotional, mental, and physical hardships. But the one thing that has kept us going is her! Staying positive for her! Olivia’s free spirit and happy go lucky attitude helps keep our outlook positive and our minds on her bright future!”
Help "Liv Logan" & Her Family by Donating
The Coffee & Donut Festival has decided to help raise funds for this family because of the ongoing high expenses the family is facing to care for Olivia. For example, just the digestive enzymes needed on a monthly basis cost $1,000 per month. When Liv turns 2 years she will need a compression vest to help release the mucus build up in her lungs. That cost of that vest alone is $10,000 and is not covered by insurance.
A portion of the proceeds from the festival will be going to assist this families financial needs however we are urging you to join us in their support by donating. To donate, click below. You can also support them by attending the festival.
The family, including Olivia, will be at the festival and would love to meet you!