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Teen donates organs after tragic ATV accident

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According to family, 15-year-old Logan Luft's organs are going to various patients.

His heart will go to a 7-year-old girl.

His liver will go to a 15-year-old girl.

One of his kidneys will go to a 3-year-old girl, and the other one will go to a 39-year-old woman.

His pancreas will go to a 52-year-old woman.


An Iowa family said their final goodbyes today to a young boy after a tragic ATV accident. Logan Luft of Charles City was in an ATV accident on July 4. Soon after the accident, he was declared brain dead, Logan was 15-years-old.

Logan is many things, a brother, a son, a wrestler and now a hero. His mother says her son was a hero after his organs were donated to others.

"It's an act of heroism, it really is," said Heath Grimm, family friend.

Family and friends say this is a way Logan will live on.

"It's a great way for them to see their son continue to give and motivate people even though his time walking here on Earth is no longer, but his gift is still giving," said Grimm. 

Logan was everybody's friend and will be missed by many. 

"He was infectious and he touched a lot of people from all walks of life and I think that kind of speaks volumes to his character," said Grimm.

Coaches say he was a rising star and will also be missed on the wrestling mat.

"The wrestling community has definitely heard it, felt it, and there is just an out pour of support for the type of character he is," said Grimm. "Wrestling is a tight knit group no doubt about it our web is weaved very tightly."

A young boy who loved to fish, wrestle and be with family, is living on through his courageous donations.

"When I think of Logan Luft I think of salt of the Earth, I think of a genuine person that regardless of who you are, what age you are or what your energy is he's there with a big smile and a wave," said Grimm.

The family says Logan's surgery today went very well. Eight people will receive Logan's organs and up to 50 people can receive eye and tissue donations in the future. His family is so pleased he will be helping so many people.

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