Thursday, January 15, 2009

We are proud to announce

On March 24, 2008, little Madeline Elizabeth Logelin came into this world.

The next day, her mother left it.

From this impossibly tragic event, a community was born. A community of individuals, united in their desire to help and support Madeline and her father, Matt. This community formed the basis for what would become a worldwide charitable foundation:

The Liz Logelin Foundation – For the Love of Liz.

After the catastrophic loss of his wife, Matt Logelin coped by turning not only to his wonderfully supportive family and friends, but to the internet. He had already begun a casual blog to keep friends and family abreast of Liz’s pregnancy; within 2 weeks of her passing, that blog became what it is today: a place where Matt can share his joys and frustrations, challenges and heartbreaks; where concerned friends, new and old, can meet, talk, laugh, and cry with Matt; and most importantly, where other widows and widowers can offer – and be offered – support and friendship.

So strong and large was the community that spontaneously formed around Matt and Madeline, it seemed not only natural, but necessary to harness the strength of that network and turn it into something – something that could help ease the pain and lighten the load felt by widows and widowers everywhere.

And it all sprang from the Love of Liz.

Welcome to the Liz Logelin Foundation.


Tricia said...

This is so wonderful! I read Matt's blog all the time and have been so inspired. I was wondering how I could get involved/help? Besides donating money which I will be doing soon :)

SSchermer said...

Matt, I've been faithfully following your journey and watching little Madeline grow (like a weed) along the way. I was hoping you might form a foundation in your lovely wife's name and so you have. Thank you for the opportunity to donate to such an amazing cause - the first of its kind as far as I can tell. You inspire me to be a better mom to my little girl every day.

Best wishes for great success.

Suzette, Chris, Tennyson
Minneapolis, Minn.

BTW - you might also someday consider moonlighting as a restaurant reviewer/critic - I love that Maddy is going to be quite the foodie someday!

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Anonymous said...

I think you are doing a great job. My mom died when I was 5 and my brother was 3 weeks old. We were not allowed to talk about her of ask questions. As a result, I have no idea what my mother was like or who she was. My brother is emotionally distressed as he was blamed by my father for my mother's death. I wish my dad had the good sense or compassion to do with us what you are doing with and for Madeline. Bless you.

Kimberly Rose Carolan said...

It is so cool that you are doing this foundation to help the young widowed (I wish I had known about it when my mom was a young widow with my little brother still under 18 living at home). But I am glad that someone is out there helping widows with kids out.

Would it be okay if I put a link up on my blog about your foundation? (My blog is

This is amazing; keep up the good work!!!