Host a 5K to grow awareness for Kawasaki Disease

The past two weeks I have racked up the mileage both in the air and over the road. Two weeks ago, I had the pleasure of boarding a Southwest flight and head to Canton, Ohio for our first 5k of the race season. It all started seven years ago, this coming up September when our Cooper was diagnosed with Kawasaki …

Nonprofit Fundraising Ideas for Kawasaki Kids Foundation

So, you’re asking yourself – How do I grow awareness and educate others about Kawasaki Disease? These days, almost anyone can advocate for any cause. Be it about health, social movements, animals, or politics – you name it, there’s a believer in it. The Kawasaki Kids Foundation has fantastic supporters that are continually looking for ways to grow awareness in …

Kawasaki Disease questions answered by Dr. Jane Burns

Last week, I had the pleasure of heading to sunny San Diego for a nonprofit and social media conference and to meet with Dr. Jane Burns. Coming from the winter weather recently in Colorado, I was looking forward to 75-degree weather in California. I was in for a shock as I got off the plane and was hit with fog, rain, …

Shawn’s Blog – Why donate Plasma?

How is donating blood or plasma necessary for an IVIG treatment?

Today as I sit and write my monthly blog and I realize how truly important donating blood and plasma is to our KD children. IVIG is the treatment for the majority of children who are diagnosed with Kawasaki Disease no matter the age. IVIG is immune globulin purified from plasma by a manufacturing process called fractionation and administered intravenously to patients. This magic drug is what transforms our children from the hell that has plagued their body in the form of inflammation, to smiling, talking, and moving once again.

Shawn’s Blog – Episode 1

Good Morning! Welcome to our Kawasaki Kids Foundation blog, where I will be writing about Kawasaki Disease, being a father, husband, and the Executive Director of the Kawasaki Kids Foundation. My name is Shawn Logan, I’m married with three boys, ages 12, 9, and 5. My beautiful wife is in her last few months of the master’s program at Colorado …

Meet Joey

Age at Diagnosis: Day of Diagnosis: Symptoms: We would love to talk with you and learn more about your experience with Kawasaki Disease.

Meet Mackenzie

Our son Joey was a perfectly healthy baby until he wasn’t. I remember he had a low-grade fever on a Saturday evening and I began to treat it with Tylenol figuring it had to do with him teething. He was 9 months at the time. Two days later he still had a high fever that would only go down a …

Meet Connor

Zeke started with a high persistent fever on Sunday, second day of winter and developed a rash in the evening. Day 2 lips bright red, stopped eating, still drinking. Day 3 highly irritable, bloodshot eyes. Day 4 couldn’t walk, swollen feet and hands, huge lymph nodes around his neck. Sent to emergency at the children’s hospital. Put on IV antibiotics …

Meet Zeke

Zeke started with a high persistent fever on Sunday, second day of winter and developed a rash in the evening. Day 2 lips bright red, stopped eating, still drinking. Day 3 highly irritable, bloodshot eyes. Day 4 couldn’t walk, swollen feet and hands, huge lymph nodes around his neck. Sent to emergency at the children’s hospital. Put on IV antibiotics …

Meet Zamora

It was the Tuesday before Thanksgiving and 3 weeks before her third birthday when I noticed that Zamora had a low-grade fever. I gave her some Motrin and went on with our day as usual. Thanksgiving came and she didn’t eat anything, slept all day and had high fevers (103 & 104). Once Saturday hit, she had a rash all …