Story as told by Logan's mother, Stephanie
Logan was the kind of young man who was always willing to meet people where they were – on their terms and to meet their needs -- not just his own. He had a kindness, sincerity, and a warmth that we will surely remember for all of our lives. His desire to connect, communicate, and protect his big brother with autism was the kind of thing that makes you proud – and melts your heart all at the same time.
Logan had a smile that could light up a room and a witty sense of humor that he used to brighten the lives of everyone around him! Logan’s friends describe him as the person they could always turn to for a smile or a laugh when they were feeling down. His passion for the earth, environment, and all living things big and small was heartfelt and inspiring.
From a very young age, Logan knew he wanted to become a marine biologist and study the oceans, conservation, marine life, and especially dolphins. He was a very active young man who ran track and had his black belt in Tae Kwon Do. Logan also had a love of music and musical theater so contagious and inviting it made everyone want to sing and dance along with him.
Logan’s legacy is upheld by my continued goals to end the stigma surrounding mental illness and suicide. I run a Facebook page in his name where I post about grief, mental health, and suicide awareness. I also honor Logan’s memory through his love of animals. I raise and release butterflies, adopt animals through conservancy programs, and care for all living things big and small; just like Logan did!
My family also honors Logan by participating in the annual Out of the Darkness Suicide Prevention walk and the ConnectLife Walk.
We hope to continue Logan’s legacy of love and selflessness through mental health programs, and increased suicide awareness in our community.
At such a young age, Logan made the choice to donate his organs on his own. Knowing that even though I lost him, others can live better lives because of him gives me something positive to cling to in even the darkest times of grief.
Local was only 16 years old when he passed away on June 11, 2019. Logan saved and healed lives as an organ, eye, and tissue donor. He is a true hero.