Little Logan was born on 4th Februarury 2015 after a perfect pregnancy with no complications, he looked just like his brother but his personality couldn’t have been more different. He was an angel. A perfectly healthy little boy.

It was only after a few months that Logan started to show signs that something was wrong, he was falling behind in milestones & his head was starting to deform. His family took him for tests & found his fontanelle had closed prematurely & little Logan needed an operation to fix this so his brain could grow, this came as a shock to the family, but they soon came to terms with it, and quickly fitted the 6 week recovery times in with their lives.

But soon, everything changed, Logan started fainting & battling to breathe, after an EEG they figured out this was convulsions, Logan was then sent for an MRI scan. Logan was diagnosed with Primary Microcephaly, this was very difficult for the family to take in, as there is no treatment for this diagnosis &

Logan’s future could not be predicted & the operation to help with the deformity of his brain would not be performed anymore due to newly discovered complications.

“Microcephaly is a rare neurological condition in which a baby’s head is smaller than the heads of other children of the same age and sex. Sometimes detected at birth, microcephaly is generally the result of the brain developing abnormally in the womb or not growing as it should after birth.”

The road from here has not been easy for little Logan or his family, to find out that the little boy you thought was perfectly healthy, may never be able to walk or talk must be absolutely heartbreaking. After countless seizures & complications with Logan’s breathing, Logan’s family finally got some good news, he was admitted (after medical aid approved) into a Rehab Centre in Auckland Park & is now receiving the daily treatment he needs.

Although he will need treatment for the rest of his life, Logan is a very happy & bubbly little boy, he smiles constantly & positivity just radiates from him.

Since the diagnosis, the Micro Miracle Foundation was started by the family to help fund the sky high bills of all children fighting Microcephaly.

“As you can imagine the medical bills are really high and unlike other illnesses or disabilities, there is no help for Microcephaly in SA ” Says Logan’s Mom, Charlene.

What you can do:

On 1 April, The Jack Rolling Dandy’s, Stephen Skyy, Lectric Monks and Taking Autumn will rock Railways – Irene, to raise funds and all proceeds will go to the Micro Miracle Foundation. Bring your friends & family for an awesome day out!

For more info click here… or for any donations or more information contact Charlene.strauss@gmail.com

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Recognised as one of the Mail and Guardian’s Top 200 Young South African’s as well as a Primedia LeadSA Hero, Brent is a change maker, thought leader, radio host, foodie, vlogger, writer and all round good guy.

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