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Holiday party for terminally ill super hero

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Logan made it to a celebration in his honor on Wednesday at Clay County Fire Rescue Station 26.

Despite the pain that is racking his 5-year old body, Logan Channel attended a holiday party for him, at times cradled in the arms of his grandmother or daddy.

Logan has already had more doctors appointments than most of us see in a lifetime.

And he told our Jeannie Blaylock that the stage four neuroblastoma that was found too late "feels like dinosaurs are eating me."

Presents and gift cards were delivered to Logan's family thanks to many generous viewers who saw Jeannie's story.

Logan's family and nurses at Nemours Children's Clinic say he's not scheduled for any more treatments because his little body just can't take it. Hospice has been called in, as his family tries to cherish every hour they have left with him.

His father tells us that on Tuesday, the morphine for Logan had to be doubled because his pain had become so awful.

But his family, friends, and community members got together today to throw Logan an early Christmas. Firefighters from Station 26, Pink Heals firefighters and volunteers, regional firefighters, plus law enforcement from Clay County and the Florida Highway Patrol turned out to cheer on Logan and his family. Even Santa from Wolfson Children's Hospital came to make Logan smile.

And did he smile! He even started talking about his favorite things, such as chocolate from his grandma and - of course - super heroes.

Lewis Turner, anchor at First Coast News, dressed up in a full Batman costume to visit with Logan, who was wearing his own version of Batman clothes. Superman showed up. So did Spiderman.  Logan made everyone chuckle when he said, "I'm stronger than you." He has quite the spirit for a little boy dealing with waves of severe pain.

Logan's family expressed deep gratitude for all the grocery store gift cards, greeting cards, toys, books and packages our FCN viewers rushed into the mail for "Christmas" today. Thank you for all the effort and kindness.

Logan's paternal grandmother said Logan had a dream that Jesus was with him and that's given great comfort to family members.

First Coast News

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