Playing for Logan

Friday, April 6, 2012
Logan Reynolds in his T-Ball uniform at last season's MCYBSL jamboree. Photo submitted

The Marshall County Youth Baseball and Softball League (MCYBSL) will be opening up their caring arms in support of one of their own over the next two weekends when each of their yearly jamborees will be dedicated to Marshall Elementary School first-grader Logan Reynolds, who was recently diagnosed with brain cancer.

The "Playing for Logan" days will be at this Saturday's T-Ball, Rookie Boys, and 8U Girls jamboree and also next Saturday for the Major and Minor League's Boys' jamboree, both starting at 9:00 a.m. at the Richard Cashion Sports Complex in Lewisburg.

The MCYBSL will be taking up gate donations for Reynolds at each jamboree and all proceeds will go directly the six-year olds medical and living expenses during his treatment at Saint Jude's Children's Research Hospital in Memphis.

Reynolds has a rare form of brain cancer called pontine glioma, unfortunately only found in children.

Logan's father Michael said on the youngsters Caring Bridge website, "Logan is one of the most; if not THE most wonderful little child you will ever meet. He shares his love for God everywhere he goes. He loves Legos, Ninjas, super-heroes, karate, and fishing with his uncles and granddaddy."

Doctors say that the brainstem tumor of this type is somehow related to development and it is only found in only 200 to 250 children per year.

There is no known cure at this time.

"Logan is a wonderful boy, and I hope that through his and our sharing his life with you via the website, you can get to know what unconditional love he has shown to all those around him," stated Michael Reynolds. "I hope that we find a cure; I am not going to lie. But, I know that God is already working miracles through Logan. I just hope that he also works a few FOR him too."

You can read Logan's story, visit the photo gallery, and write notes in his guestbook at the website by typing in loganreynolds in the search box.