BRAVERY AWARD: Young Logan Ridgeway, from Ballina, received a bravery award at last Sunday’s Our Kids Day Out in Ballina. He is pictured with his mum and dad, Mandy and Lindsay. Full story, Page 3.
BRAVERY AWARD: Young Logan Ridgeway, from Ballina, received a bravery award at last Sunday’s Our Kids Day Out in Ballina. He is pictured with his mum and dad, Mandy and Lindsay. Full story, Page 3.

Logan receives bravery award

THERE is no doubt Ballina's Logan Ridgeway is a very brave little boy - and he has the certificate to prove it.

The two-and-a-half year-old was all smiles last Sunday when he was awarded his Bravery Certificate at the Our Kids Day Out in Ballina.

The sun shone on the day - and it was impossible not to feel the warmth of little Logan's personality as well.

But the young fella has had a tough life.

He was born with a rare chromosome abnormality - one of just three kids with the condition in the world - which means he can't walk or talk, and is fed via a tube.

But the big news announced at the Our Kids event was that he is now commando crawling - and that was met with applause from the crowd.

Mum, Mandy, is pleased that Logan hasn't been in hospital for the past eight months - and that's the longest stretch he has had without a hospital stay.

"He's been through a lot," Mandy said.

She described Lismore Base Hospital as their "second home", and is ever-grateful to the care Logan receives.

Our Kids supports children's medical services throughout the region and the annual Day Out is a celebration of the brave little kids who need that care.


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