According to his mom, Amanda, Logan has been a Chicago Bears fan ever since he found out that that the colors orange and blue go together. So when Logan was referred to Make-A-Wish Illinois in 2016, he was excited to share his dream of hanging out with Chicago Bears players.
Logan, of Wilmington, was diagnosed with a seizure disorder when he was seven-years-old. His love of football has only grown over the years, thanks to the many an afternoons of watching games with his parents and three older sisters. And after two years of intensive medical treatments, Logan’s wish became a reality the weekend that the Chicago Bears played the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
First, Logan attended a practice day at the Bears state-of-the-art training facility in north suburban Lake Forest.
“He didn’t want to leave Halas Hall once we got there,” his mom, Amanda, told us.
Logan high fived and met almost all of the players that day. Playing catch with quarterback Mitchell Trubisky and a few other players really brought Logan out of his shell. This special time which was definitely his favorite part of the day according to his mom.
“It was actually kind of neat to see how well he threw the football and how open he was when normally he is very closed off… We weren’t sure exactly how he was going to react, normally he doesn’t like so many people but he loved it,” said Logan’s mom.
“Basically right about now, Logan wears anything that has a Bears logo on it every single day,” his mom told us, “He loved it. He thought it was great.”
As the Bears continue to have an exciting season, Logan is cheering along, buoyed by the memories of his day as part of the team.