Kawasaki Kids Ambassadors
"Fast" Eddie Fernandes
About "Fast" Eddie
"Fast" Eddie Fernandes is an American Golf Professional as well as a Long Drive Professional. He is the 2018 Volvik Masters World Long Drive Champion. His longest ball in competition is 480 yards which was also the longest ball of the 2018 World Long Drive Tour season. He has made six World Long Drive Championship Open appearances and was the 2015 United States Senior Long Drive Champion.
Why I Support Kawasaki Kids
It is truly humbling and an honor to be a part of the Kawasaki Kids Foundation family and help make an impact on children suffering from Kawasaki Disease and their families. The Logan family does such an incredible job with the foundation and it’s a privilege to know and work along side them.
Cooper Logan | DJ Lil'Coop
Cooper is an outgoing, charming, full-of-life, 12 year old DJ from beautiful Colorado.
When Cooper was three, he hit a speed bump in life and became very sick with Kawasaki Disease. As a result of that diagnosis, he lives with a giant coronary aneurysm, which has him taking over ten medications a day. Soon after his diagnosis, he had kidney failure and found himself with stage-3 kidney failure.
That doesn't stop Cooper and the passion he has for music, people, and friends. Cooper has had the chance to DJ for MLB Allstar Game Fanfest in Denver, CO, iHeart Radio events, local 5K's, large corporate events, and co-DJ with one of the best at local Colorado State Men's Basketball games.
June 2016: Started with low grade fever, then what appeared to be pink eye, was given eye drops. Went back to school and was feeling better. Two days later, fever at 104,. Went back to ped, he was concerned with the fevers and prior history of KD: strep negative, ear slightly red, still high fever. She did not improve with amoxicillin. Took her to the ER the next day due to high fevers, lethargic . Ran bloodwork: tested + for mycoplasma pneumonia, throat red. Fever is still high. ER started her on Zithromax. Elevated CRP and sed rate. Went to ped again the following day, still high fever, not eating, sleeping a lot. Says give time for Zithromax to work. Went back to ER the next day, 105 fever. Throat red, strawberry tongue, lips getting dry and wanting to crack. Had all the classic KD symptoms. CRP and sed rate higher than Sunday's bloodwork. Gave Rocephin. Admitted to hospital. No rash, no peeling. Uncontrolled fever over a week+, very congested nasally, Cracked lips, elevated inflammation markers. Atypical KD diagnosis was made, and received IVIG that evening on day 8. Normal echos, no aneurysm.
Samantha is now in 5th grade with a clean bill of health, with no heart damage. She is an avid tennis player, and plays 5 days/week.