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NF Patient Story

By St. Louis Children’s Hospital

Logan is a 7-year-old who not only loves to be around others but is also just one belt away from a black belt in Taekwondo and enjoys playing Minecraft and Roblox. Three years ago, Logan was diagnosed with NF1. For Logan, his NF included the thickening of the optic nerves between his eyes and his brain. Logan began a year of weekly chemotherapy treatments to lessen the thickening of that optic nerve and to improve his vision. In February 2022 he was able to ring the bell, signaling the end of his treatment. Today, Logan is finished with treatment but continues to visit St. Louis Children’s Hospital every three months to monitor for tumor regrowth.