Parents vow to continue helping Leeds Children’s Heart Unit after death of baby son who survived heart surgery

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THE family of a baby boy who survived heart surgery but tragically died at 12-months-old after contracting pneumonia have vowed to continue a fundraising drive in his memory.


Logan Jameson-Briggs, of Stanley, Wakefield, was diagnosed as having Down’s syndrome and a hole in his heart soon after he was born in October 2013.

He underwent heart surgery and an operation to fit a pacemaker aged three-months at Leeds Children’s Heart Unit at Leeds General Infirmary.

Logan recovered and was attending nursery school when he fell ill last October. An inquest at Wakefield heard Logan had contracted a chest infection and died of bronchio pneumonia on October 31 2104.

His mother Samantha Jameson-Briggs, 28, said a string of fundraising events have so far raised more than £3,000 for the Leeds Children’s Heart Surgery Fund, the Sick Children’s Trust and the Wakefield District Down’s Syndrome Support Group.

She said the family have been touched by messages of support and donations from strangers who have seen the ‘Logan’s Smile’ Facebook page set up in his memory. Mrs Jameson-Briggs said: “Logan was known for his smile. It is the photographs of Logan and planning the next charity event that help us get through every day.” To donate, go to