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Challenged Athletes Foundation honors 9-year-old Mill Basin amputee

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Three cheers for Logan Passe, a 9-year-old Mill Basin boy who was honored by the Challenged Athletes Foundation on May 30!

Logan was born with congenital tibial hemimelia, forcing doctors to amputate both of his legs when he was just 22 months old. Never one to let his physical limitations stop him, Logan was fitted with prosthetic legs, allowing him to compete in swimming, surfing, and wheelchair racing competitions.

“I like racing, because I like to go fast,” he said.

After his amputation, Logan’s father, Ken, was determined to keep his son active, bringing him to surf lessons and swim meets in Long Beach.

“He started swimming when he was five, and he never wants to get out of the water,” said the elder Passe.

Logan now hopes to hit the court to compete in wheelchair basketball, said his father.

“Just this Sunday, we tried it out, and honestly I am so amazed how he was able to pick it up so quickly,” said Ken Passe.

Throughout his young life, Logan has been supported by the Challenged Athletes Foundation, a nonprofit which helps people with physical challenges lead active and healthy lives.

“They’ve been great,” said Ken Passe. “They’ve opened doors because of the network of other families that are apart of the organization. We’ve been able to connect Logan with other kids and meet other parents like us.”

The foundation held its 13th annual “Heroes, Heart and Hope” Gala on May 30, highlighting Logan’s story to raise attention and funds for children just like him.

Standing O salutes Logan on the honor, and the Challenged Athletes Foundation for its work on behalf of people with physical limitations!

— Aidan Graham

Reach reporter Aidan Graham at agraham@schnepsmedia.com or by calling (718) 260–4577. Follow him at twitter.com/aidangraham95.
Updated 11:58 am, June 10, 2019
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