Logan’s wish comes true

PUBLISHED: 12:00 12 February 2015

Tesco Nailsea, Fundraising for the Logans Wish  appeal, Esme and Sarah Davies with Chloe  Penny and Sarah Marsh.

Tesco Nailsea, Fundraising for the Logans Wish appeal, Esme and Sarah Davies with Chloe Penny and Sarah Marsh.

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A THREE-year-old boy who has been fighting cancer all his life will soon be enjoying a dream holiday with his family, thanks to hundreds of generous donors.

Tesco Nailsea, Fundraising for the Logans Wish  appeal, Esme and Sarah Davies with Chloe  Penny and Sarah Marsh.Tesco Nailsea, Fundraising for the Logans Wish appeal, Esme and Sarah Davies with Chloe Penny and Sarah Marsh.

Logan Marsh, from Nailsea, was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia just days after he was born and his family has been through hell watching him battle the disease and spend months in isolation as part of the gruelling treatment.

Family friend Sarah Davies wanted to make up for some of the heartache they had suffered by paying for a trip of a lifetime to Disneyland Paris.

She set up Logan’s Wish appeal in December and, thanks to generous members of the community she has raised enough to pay for the dream holiday.

Logan’s dad Craig said: “Everybody has been absolutely amazing.

Tesco Nailsea, Fundraising for the Logans Wish appeal, Esme and Sarah Davies with Chloe Penny and Sarah Marsh.Tesco Nailsea, Fundraising for the Logans Wish appeal, Esme and Sarah Davies with Chloe Penny and Sarah Marsh.

“It has been so touching to see how many people have come together to show they care about and support us. There are no words to express our gratitude. “Logan and his siblings spent so much time separated and never once did his older siblings complain - they just wanted their brother to get better.

“To know they will get this to look back on is so special as they truly deserve it.

“Logan goes through so much on a daily basis and we are so happy his wish has come true and it’s all down to the special people out there.

“We thank you all from the bottom of our hearts for all the lovely messages, donations and most of all, for the hope you have given us.

Logan looking forward to a family holiday with his siblings.Logan looking forward to a family holiday with his siblings.

“We will never forget this - we are eternally grateful.”

Logan has had chemotherapy to get rid of the cancer, but his parents have been told there is a strong chance he will relapse and he is on the waiting list for a bone marrow transplant.

If he does need a transplant, he will face at least a year living in isolation in a hospital ward, so his family want to enjoy some quality time together so they have happy memories to look back on.

The Times ran a story in December to publicise Logan’s Wish appeal and scores of people have been donating to the cause.

Tesco in Nailsea also held a three-day fundraiser and generous staff and customers contributed £809 towards trip.

The appeal has now raised £3,000 for the family-of-seven to go on holiday and the trip is booked for July.

Sarah Davies said: “We are so thrilled and excited beyond words.

“I have always believed that when times are hard the milk of human kindness comes to the fore - this weekend proved that.

“I was overwhelmed by the kindness and generosity members of the community in Nailsea showed to this amazing little boy and his family.

“We could not have dreamt of achieving what we have without Deb Bear, Tesco community champion, store manager Gareth Williams and all the staff at Tesco Nailsea. I will remember this forever. Thank you all so much.”


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