Logan Muljo, a student at the Lake Linden-Hubbell Elementary School, has a case of congenital scoliosis. Logan had surgery on his neck August 13, 2009, at the Gillette Children’s Hospital in Minnesota, where doctors removed part of his hip bone to make a c-1 vertebrae, since he was born without one. They then put screws in his skull and had to put rods in his neck to fuse vertebrae c-1, c-2 and c-3 together.
Logan is in a halo for 3 months, and then will be in a neck brace for 6-8 weeks. Then the next surgery will be started, which involves fusing his low back together, as it is not fused at L-4, L-5, S-1, and S-2.
Logan's heart is also located on the right side of his body instead of the left, and he has a horseshoe kidney, so he will have to see a urologist and a cardiologist for these problems for a long time. Logan has a 42-degree curve in his neck, and then a 36-degree curve, which will also require surgery.
Logan will have to have many surgeries in the next year or two, but he is one brave little boy! The reason for the benefit is to help with medical bills and travel expenses for all the trips his family must make to Minneapolis.
Tickets for this event are available at the door or from his mother, Joanie, at 906-296-0631 or his grandmother Joan at 906-296-0346. Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for children 6-12 and free for children 5 and under.