Logan's purpose

Logan wanted to know his purpose and why God made him. Watch this video to learn more about his story of faith and what his family is doing to impact the lives of others.

Logan's Story

Logan's 2nd grade class picture from St. Kilian School, Hartford



Logan Johnson was a healthy 8-year-old boy when he was diagnosed with an illness called Myocarditis (Inflammation of the heart) which doctors believe was caused by Parvovirus B-19 (known as 5th disease). The nightmare began on May 6th, 2017. Logan played a soccer game that morning. He had been sick with a low-grade fever the day before and seemed to be feeling better, but the game wore him out and the fever returned. 

Later that day, he complained of pain in his chest and abdomen. He collapsed at home and was taken by ambulance to Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.  After many hours and extensive tests, ultrasounds, and lab work – he was diagnosed with Myocarditis. He was placed on life support to try to save him. After three excruciating weeks in the hospital, Logan went to heaven and is now safe in the arms of Jesus.

2 days prior to becoming ill Logan asked his mom what his purpose was and why God made him. Little did this 8 year old know that his story and journey would touch so many lives and bring people closer to their faith in God.  Logan’s family is hoping that through “Logan’s Laps for Love” event  money raised will help Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin to find out more about Myocarditis, ways to prevent and treat the illness, and maybe someday soon no other family will have to endure the loss of  a loved one from this disease. Logan's Laps For Love will be held annually on the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend.

If you would like to read the whole story about Logan you can find it on his website under “Notes”:


Logan loved to swim!


We hope to continue this tradition for 2020!  The pool is opening later this year....we will keep everyone updated!

What we are doing


Bringing awareness to the community about Myocarditis and raising money for the Love For Logan Fund at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin

2020 Logan's Laps For Love Sponsors

Arlo Sponsors


Race Day Events

Ninja Turtle Sponsors


Electronics Sponsors


Brian Boehlen (B&B DJ Services)

Tennies Ace Hardware

Spiderman Sponsors


Marquette University

Mr. and Mrs. Cal Krueger

Patrick Drinan

Brian Brinkmeier

Brian & Ann-Marie Burns

Dodge Concrete

C&D Storage

Mark & Julie Osten

Packers Organization

Dr. Scheunemann Dentistry


Light Saber Sponsors


Dock Spiders

Dave and Jerri Tormey

Downtown Beverage

Little Switzerland

Grande Cheese

Sky Zone

Jim and Brenda Vogt

Nail Essentials

Kettle Hills Golf Course

Additional Sponsors


Milwaukee County Zoo

P.B. Hahn and Company, Inc.

Basse's Taste of Country


Classy Secrets Salon

Blade N Fade

Lashed by Shauna

Michael & Mary Lou McNamee

Thrivent Financial

Shalom Wildlife Zoo

Cedar Valley Cheese

Children's Hospital Of Wisconsin-Love For Logan Fund

Giving a Check for $25,000 to Children's Hospital of Wisconsin


Money raised from Logan's Laps For Love 2019.  

The Cardiac ICU team at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin


A group of wonderful doctors and nurses who cared for Logan while there for 3 weeks

Logan's Purpose


Logan asked what his purpose was and why God made him days before he got sick.  Our goal is to make a difference in the diagnosis of Myocarditis.

Tell your Heart to Beat Again

Beautiful Video created by Karen Cherek while Logan was in the Hospital.  We played this song for Logan hoping and praying his heart would beat again.

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