I know I’ve said it before – and I’ll say it again – there are some stories that just stick with you. As a reporter, I’ve always loved telling stories that inspire others. Some of those stories mean the world to me – and to so many others in our community.
I remember when I first met little Logan Becker about six years ago!
The Lancaster boy was just two years old and he blew me away. Such a determined little guy. I think I was pregnant with Emma at the time and my emotions were all over the place. That little guy captured a piece of my heart – and now, I am so happy to do a bit of an update on the little man – now 8-years-old!!
Logan’s mom, Linda was nice enough to fill me in on her sweet son – and was gracious enough to let me share their story along with some pictures.
Logan was born without his left hip, left leg and left kidney.
But it has never held him back. Seriously, this kid does everything and anything you can think of!
Logan is going into the 3rd grade and Linda says her little guy is always on the go, “He is a very determined little boy. He is very active. He takes swim lessons and is a great swimmer, he has been playing sled hockey for 3 years with the Buffalo Sabres Junior sled hockey team, he likes to jump on the trampoline, he has two good friends in the neighborhood and is back and forth between their houses.”
I know. Incredible. But that’s not all. Logan loves basketball
volleyball, archery, kayaking,
and any other amazingly fun thing there is.
He is very inquisitive and wants to know everything about everyone. That is totally my kind of kid!!!
Of course, there are many challenges the little guy faces. But, here’s the thing; he takes each one head on.
Over the years, he’s continued his trek to Shriner’s Hospital and Green Prosthetics in Erie, Pennsylvania and is currently waiting for his 7th leg.
Logan, his big brother Trevor and their mom and dad do everything any other family does. They find time for vacations and fun. Not much gets in the way – for Logan, life is one big adventure.
When I first met Logan six years ago, I remember thinking how tough he was. Well, I have to say – I’m even more impressed with this guy.
But, the thing is – if we’re being honest – Logan wouldn’t have the drive, spirit, and motivation he does, without an incredible support system. Without his parents who are always by his side. Without that very special big brother, Trevor, also – always there! This is a team. In it to win it – and they are doing just that.
Logan is one of those kids who just will continue to inspire others. He’ll continue to remind us not to worry about the small, dumb things that don’t even matter.
He will continue to show us that if we believe, we can achieve.
He will keep on teaching us that strength and determination come from within. That’s where it is. You just have to dig down sometimes – it’s there.
I am so grateful that I met Logan and his family six years ago. Even more grateful today – knowing he is doing so great.
And making an impact. Way to go little man, way to go!!