Challenge: Bilateral Amputee, Above and Below Knee
Sports: Wheelchair Racing, Swimming and Surfing
Bio: As an 8yr old, Logan is a very resilient and loving child who was born with Congenital Bilateral Tibial Hemimelia to the lower extremities which is short for missing of the tibia bone on both legs preventing him from the gift of walking on his own. At the tender age of 22 months, he had his first surgery which was a double amputation. In June 2012, 6 months after his first surgery, he took his first step using his new prosthetic legs with the assistance of a walker. Shortly after, he was walking without the use of a walker. So far, he has had a total of 7 surgeries on the left leg. He doesn’t allow his physical limitation to limit what he can do and accomplish. His parents strongly encourage him to live as normal as a life possible.
Logan first adaptive sport was swimming. He loves the water. Soon, he began noticing sports other kids around him were playing and felt that he was different from them because he couldn’t run as fast or even ride a bike to due to his physical limitation. The initial goal was to introduce him to other amputees like himself which happened at Camp No Limit in Maryland. It’s also where he fell in love with hand cycling and his parents also learned about the Challenged Athletes Foundation grant which granted him a hand cycle. Through CAF, he was introduced to wheelchair racing. Wheelchair racing makes him feel like he can run and go as fast as kids without physical limitation. He loves speed and wants to win every race.
Racing gives him an adrenaline rush and boost his confidence to where he wants to try new sports and a sense of belonging and acceptance because there are other kids just like him.
His future goal is to continue wheelchair racing, hand cycling, learning how to surf and trying out for wheelchair basketball.