Logan’s Story

Logan James Herr’s laughs and smiles were infectious. He was truly an exceptional child who captured the hearts of everyone who knew him. Logan was born on August 24, 1997 with cerebral palsy and died at age four with complications from pneumonia. He left behind special memories with everyone he touched during his short life.

Logan’s father, Joe Herr, didn’t want those special memories to fade. He founded Logan’s Heart and Smiles to pay tribute to his son’s memory. Joe and others in the Logan’s Heart and Smiles family personally understand the challenges families face in keeping up with their daily life as well as the financial pressures associated with medical bills, equipment, and therapy.  Simple daily tasks that many take for granted can become overwhelming.

In Joe’s words, “getting a child in and out of their home should not be a luxury.”  That, in a nutshell, is what drives our organization.