Mahatma Gandhi once said, “Every worthwhile accomplishment, big or little, has its stages of drudgery and triumph; a beginning, a struggle and a victory.” This rings true for Logan Davies and his family. Now a star football player, Snocross champion, and honor roll student, Logan was diagnosed with severe hearing loss at 18 months of age. Logan’s mother Kathleen facilitated fundraisers for Logan to receive a cochlear implant at the University of Michigan at the age of two. A cochlear implant is a small, complex electronic device that can help to provide a sense of sound to a person who is profoundly deaf or severely hard-of-hearing. Logan, his brother Blaine, and his mother Kathleen moved to St. Louis, Missouri to enroll him in the Moog Center for Deaf Education, staying there until he was ready to be mainstreamed into first grade in Northwest Ohio. The Moog Center for Deaf Education is an independent, non-profit school that provides educational services to children with hearing loss, ages birth to early elementary years. Eleven years later; Logan is enrolled in the engineering program at the University of Toledo this fall and racing on the national Snocross circuit. Logan and his parents Tom and Kathleen Davies tell other families of children with hearing loss that “the possibilities are endless” as long as you and your child are willing to rise to the challenge.
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