Smiling Logan (5) tips his  hat to Brain Tumour Ireland
Logan sits shoulder high on his mam Ariane

Smiling Logan (5) tips his hat to Brain Tumour Ireland

A FIVE-year-old boy and his parents will next month be donning their hats to raise awareness of and funds for Brain Tumour Ireland.

Living in Rathfarnham with mam Ariane and dad Donald, Logan Gray was diagnosed with a brain tumour at the young age of three-and-a-half.

Ariane and Donald brought Logan to their GP after noticing sudden changes in how their son was holding his head and walking.

After receiving a hospital referral letter, Logan underwent a CT scan and an MRI, which discovered a brain tumour.

Following surgery at CHI (Children’s Health Ireland) Temple Street, Logan spent some time recovering before travelling to Germany for light therapy.

Two years down the line and Logan is a very happy junior infant, who loves learning about space.

“Logan loves space and everything about it,” Ariane told The Echo.

“He’s very happy and always smiling.

“He has a great sense of humour and loves playing.”

According to mam Ariane, Logan managed his surgery and subsequent treatment very well, and always with a smile.

On Friday, November 4, Logan will be bringing his trademark smile to Wear a Hat Day in aid of Brain Tumour Ireland (BTI) – and encouraging members of the public to support the fun day too.

Over 400 people are diagnosed with a brain tumour in Ireland each year, with many contacting BTI for support following a diagnosis.

The national charity also raises awareness of brain tumour symptoms among the public and medical professionals and contributes funding to brain tumour research.

Fiona Keegan, National Coordinator of Brain Tumour Ireland, said: “We are so thankful to everyone who makes the effort to support the work of Brain Tumour Ireland by making a donation on Wear a Hat Day.

“At the heart of our work is the support we provide for patients and families throughout Ireland with over 200 people availing of our services since January 2021.

“We receive no State funding, so our #WearAHatDay campaign is essential in keeping our services running year-round.”

The Gray family is one of a number of families nationwide encouraging members of their community to support Brain Tumour Ireland during its Awareness Week from October 29 to November 5.

The charity’s national fundraiser, #WearAHatDay, will take place on November 4 – with people invited to donate €4 to support the charity’s vital work for brain tumour patients and their families.

Brain Tumour Ireland is also hosting a Walk and Talk event to mark its 10-year anniversary in Marlay Park, Rathfarnham, at 11.15am.

Visit braintumourireland for further details or donate €4 by texting BTI to 50300.