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Logan Harding gave grandparents the 'thumbs up' to prove he is recovering from a collision with car

By The Citizen  |  Posted: May 08, 2014

Logan Harding, seven, is still in a serious condition after he was knocked off his bike in Broadwell

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LOGAN Harding gave his grandparents the ‘thumbs up’ to prove he is on the road to recovery after spending nearly a fortnight in an induced coma.

The seven-year-old from the Forest of Dean was airlifted to the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children after he was knocked off his bike on Wednesday, April 23.

Logan’s fight for survival has moved people around the world, who have made donations so his grandparents can be at his bedside every day.

Family friend and neighbour Libby Foxwell, 38, from Broadwell, who launched the fundraising campaign, said: “He is making small steps every day.

“He was taken off the ventilator recently and when they said ‘put your thumb up, Logan’, he would.

“They also asked him to wink if he could understand what was being said to him, and he winked at his uncle, so it looks like he is making really good, strong progress.”

Since Logan was rushed to hospital, Libby, who lives near Logan’s grandparents Brian and Leslie, has tried to raise as much money as possible to meet the travelling, parking and toll costs required to get to hospital.

Libby launched the Luck for Little Logan group on social networking website Facebook shortly after the incident in order to raise awareness of the child’s condition.

Since then, nearly 2,000 people have joined the group to offer prizes for a number of fundraising raffles, organised by Libby.

An auction for a signed Gloucester rugby shirt also fetched £200.

Any excess funding raised by Libby is likely to be donated to the hospital or Wiltshire Air Ambulance, which rushed Logan to hospital.

Libby added: “I can’t believe the amount of people that are coming forward to do things. It is unbelievable. My daughter Bridie can’t wait to see him.

“A family contacted me from New Zealand to say if Logan and his grandparents ever wanted to go and stay there, there would be more than welcome to.”

Logan and his brothers Finley, 10, and Connor, 13, moved in with their grandparents after their mother, Louise, lost her battle with breast cancer in September.

A spokesperson for University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust said Logan’s condition has changed from critical to serious.

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