About Us

Our family of 6 (dad Adam, mom Sherry, big sister Abby and little brothers Isaac and Brady -- who was born on December 14, 2010) joined the ranks of pediatric cancer fighters when our 4-year old son Logan was diagnosed with a dangerous and highly malignant form of brain cancer in mid-August 2010. Logan's cancer journey began abruptly on Sunday, August 15, when his right eye suddenly turned inward during dinner. Twenty-four hours later, we were checking into Children's Hospital Oakland and finding out that life sometimes takes you places you'd never, ever imagine yourself going.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Close to Our Hearts

I've had several people ask me where we'd like charitable donations in Logan's memory to be directed. Of course, you can feel free to contribute to whatever child-related cause that's near to your own heart, but this is the one that's closest to ours right now.

The kind of cancer that afflicted our sweet boy, AT/RT, or Atypical Teratoid Rhabdoid Tumor, is incredibly rare. It may be a small exaggeration, but I think you're more likely to be struck by lightning twice than to develop this kind of disease.

Since it's so unusual, it stands to reason that there isn't much funding available for research. This means that kids like Logan suffer through a brutal treatment protocol that only works in roughly 40 percent of cases, and almost always leaves the child with lifelong resulting disabilities, including profound hearing loss, stunted growth, a damaged adrenal system, and so on.

With all of that said, we'd be honored if anyone interested in making a donation in Logan's memory would contribute to the following research fund:

'Cure ATRT Now'

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Pediatric Brain Tumor Program
450 Brookline Ave. SW331
Boston, MA 02215

Checks should be made out to 'Cure ATRT Now'.

Thank you for your support and prayers.


  1. Thank you Sherry for sharing this information. Brian and I will definitely make a donation.

  2. Thank you! Several of my friends have asked as well.

  3. Praying for a blessed celebration tomorrow and strength for all as we honor your special sunshine.