The Baldwin Family

The Baldwin Family

Logan is your typical 6-year-old boy. He has way too much energy and a smile that lights up your heart. In 2000, Logan’s world changed dramatically. For five months, he was treated for chronic ear aches, asthma and coxsackie. His mother and father, both trained EMTs and paramedics, knew something was very wrong. It wasn’t until Logan got even sicker that their worst suspicions were met: Logan was diagnosed with AML (Acute Myid Leukemia), a very aggressive form of cancer, typically diagnosed in adults. At 2-years-old, Logan was given a mere 40% chance of survival. But after 8 months of chemotherapy and “lots and lots” of blood and platelets, he is a happy and healthy young boy. Logan is now a kindergarten student, a Reading Royals fan, and an enthusiastic soccer player. His mother credits the generosity of volunteer blood and platelet donors for saving her son’s life. His mere presence is a miracle and a testament to the value of blood donations.