Logan Kelm is more than meets the eye.
The Holmen, Wis., boy loves making friends, playing with siblings and is known to savor a slice or two of sausage pizza. He’s just 6 years old now, but when he grows up, he wants to be a Transformer. Perhaps the fictional shape-changing mechanical beings of Hollywood blockbuster fame serve as an inspiration for this compassionate boy.
Early in his young life, Logan was diagnosed with merosin-deficient congenital muscular dystrophy, detected not long after he was born. Logan has already experienced some tough times and can expect challenges ahead. He’s at risk for heart issues, respiratory illnesses, scoliosis, joint contractures—that will no doubt impact him and his family.
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® has already helped Logan’s family. “CMN Hospitals provides help to those that need it most,” says his mom, Andrea.
The compassionate specialty care Logan receives at Gundersen Health System through the Neuromuscular Clinic provides family-centered treatment and the services he needs close to home.
With the help of CMN Hospitals, Logan has a wheelchair-lift for the family van and a wheelchair ramp for his home. CMN Hospitals has helped with others transportation costs as well.
“Most people don’t realize how expensive and difficult it is to get equipment for children who have special needs. CMN Hospitals makes the process so much more bearable,” says his mom.
With CMN Hospitals and Gundersen on his side, Logan could very well be a Transformer star some day!