In honour of Logan (Lohlow)

By Megan White Join Me

I'm fundraising for a great cause!

Logan was the type of child who entertained. He had a gigantic smile, crazy hair and a sense of carefree energy that would light up a room. This is how I want to remember him. 

On the 11th May 2020, our lives changed forever when my son Logan (aged 14) took his life. It started off as a typical Monday, he and his brother set off for school and that would be the last time I ever saw him. 

The pain of losing him has been indescribable. As a parent, you never think of the possibility of outliving your children and so you’re completely unprepared. The shock of suicide is not something that you can ever seek closure. It’s with you in every second of every day and you learn to breathe differently. 

The only way I can explain this grief is by saying that the life I had and the ‘Megs’ that existed prior to this loss, that life is over. I’ll never experience a ‘best day’ because it’ll be marred by his absence. I’ve had to relearn the ability to seek and experience joy in a different way.

I decided quite early in this grief, to channel some of the pain to sharing his story. I find it helps, talking about him helps keep him alive in my heart and mind. I can’t change what’s happened, but I can use his name and his memory to do what I can to make sure no other parent experiences what we’ve  gone through. 

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I have decided to fundraise for R U OK? to help spread their message and help prevent suicide. 

About 8 people take their own lives in Australia every day.

For every death, it’s estimated another 30 people will attempt suicide.

89% of people report knowing somebody who has made an attempt.

I want to help change these numbers.

R U OK?’s vision is of a world where we are all connected and protected from suicide. 

Their mission is to inspire everyone to meaningfully connect with the people around them and support anyone struggling with life.

By inspiring people to take the time to ask, “Are you OK?” and listen, we can help people who are struggling with life to feel connected long before they even think about suicide.

Thank you so much for your support, together we will make a difference.

My Updates

Collab with Adriano Zumbo - Win!

Monday 16th Aug

The Macaron King himself, Adriano Zumbo 👑 


Adriano heard about my fundraising efforts for RUOK? in honour of Logan and wanted to contribute in some way… so don’t mind me while I sit here and fangirl for a moment or twelve.


I have a copy of ‘Zumbo’ PERSONALLY SIGNED by ADRIANO ZUMBO himself for one lucky person as part of fundraising efforts for RUOK? 


Simply donate $10 or more to the RUOK fundraiser and your name will automatically go into the draw (this has been backdated to those who have already participated).


Additional entries are also given to those who order a pack of ‘Milo for Lohlow’ macarons, or the RUOK? Sugar Cookies (one entry per 10 macarons/cookies).


The winner will be drawn at the end of the fundraising campaign (September 30) and will be notified via email/personal message.


For more info: https://megsmakes.com.au/ruok/


Many many thanks to:


@customcookiecutters

@adrianozumbo

@thesweetassasin


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Thank you to my Sponsors

$885

Megsmakes

Donation from Milo for Lohlow Macarons and RUOK Cookie orders 🧡

$765

By Urban

$649.28

Elaine's Cakes

A little something to add to your fundraising efforts , thanks to my wonderful community here on Phillip Island. Thinking of you today Meg, you are amazing. Thank you for being so brave and sharing your story with us xxx

$208.80

Elaine Lloyd

$150

Tilly

Your boy is often in my thoughts. In honour of dear Logan. Love to you Megs and family. X

$104.40

Denise Maddefird

This is money I raise from selling my handmade cards. I have previously donated straight to ruok but prefer to donate through this link in honour of your beautiful boy. Xx

$104.40

Rachel Benton

$104.40

Sue Lawrence

Miss you, our beautiful boy, love you Megan xx

$104.40

Lauren Mcfarland

$104.40

Blake, Laura, Alfie And Rosie

$104.40

Emma Condon

$104.40

Marlyne Thai

Condolences to you and your family.

$104.40

Sarah Smith

$104.40

Tracy Lawrence

$104.40

Toby And Milo

Forever in our hearts Lohlow xxx

$104.40

Emma Wynn

You are an amazing mum/ woman doing the most awesome of things. Logan would be so proud of you and the family. Sending big hugs.

$78.30

Fae Heaselgrave

From Logan's friend, Oscar (HCS YR 9, 2020). Logan will forever have an important place in my son's heart. He will be forever touched, not only by Logan's sudden and untimely loss but also by his humour and the friendship they shared. Thank you Meg for helping others through your pain.

$62.64

Denise

Hi Meg, I went to a private craft class on Monday with a friend and the girl teaching us refused to take money so I told her I would donate to ruok in memory of your precious boy and others who may be suffering. The remainder of the donation is from cards I have sold at Annie's Cafe at Christies Beach.

$52.20

Felicity Van Ruth

Thinking of you all Megs x 🧡

$52.20

Tim And Sue Brinkworth

What an inspirational way to treasure his memory and help try to prevent the same pain for another family. Our thoughts are with you Megan xxx

$52.20

Kere Nsa

Thinking of your family

$52.20

Anna Hayward

What a wonderful thing you are doing Meg, through all your grief you still can think of others, bless you.

$52.20

Suga & Spice

Sorry for your loss, your an inspiration.

$52.20

Pearl Toh

I’m so sorry to learn of your loss Meg. Much love to you and your family.

$52.20

Christine Kotaras

$52.20

Sharyn Lockwood

You got this Megs your strength and courage to support R U OK for your son is outstanding , suicide touches many of us, we hide behind the stigma, shock and shame, but you Megs are not only making beautiful cakes you are starting a conversation that needs to be heard. Thank you x

$52.20

Amanda Griggs

Much love Megs xx This donation is for Logan and for all suffering depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts.....I have had so many close to me be in this space....and all you can do is be by their side, be someone to talk to and listen without judgement, but with love and support xxxx 🧡🧡🧡🧡

$52.20

Anonymous

$52.20

Norty Nom Noms

$52.20

Kate Spyker

I am so sorry for your loss and i admire so much your strength in supporting those who need it xx

$52.20

Julie Truscott

This is very close to my heart, thinking of you & sending hugs xxx

$52.20

Erica Mueller

Wish I was closer to order some of your goodies but can’t pass up this super important cause x

$52.20

Mel P

$52.20

Debbi-lee Russell

$52.20

Organised By Sally

$52.20

Anonymous

$52.20

Alyssa Bakes Cakes

As a boy mama, my heart absolutely aches for you. I’m so sorry for your loss. He is always with you ♥️♥️

$52.20

Sweets By M

I can't even imagine your pain. A great cause. So sorry for your loss 💖

$52.20

Monique- Specialty Cakes Sydney

Thinking of you Megan 🧡 No parent should ever have to suffer the loss of their own beautiful children xxx

$50

Baked By Kb

$31.32

Chelsea Peters

🧡

$31.32

Sami J Howard

$31.32

Anonymous

$31.32

Carolyn A

No donation can replace your loss but we do what we can 😞❤️

$26.10

Rachel

You are amazing.

$26.10

Rebecca Smith

You rock!!!!

$26.10

Michelle Arbel

You and your family are in out thoughts and prayers. cx

$26.10

Mel Humphries

$26.10

Batter & Dough

🧡

$26.10

Anonymous

My heart goes out to you, to all those battling mental illness and to their families!!! Sending you all my love and positive energy

$26.10

Jacqui

$26.10

Candice Fowler

$26.10

Anonymous

$26.10

Lauren Ash

🧡

$26.10

Julie Wytkin

So sorry for your loss, what a wonderful way to honour Logan’s life.

$26.10

Anonymous

A great cause - so sad for your loss

$26.10

Tanya Albanese

$26.10

Donna White

$26.10

Anonymous

$26.10

Sarah Hole

In awe of your strength. Such a worthwhile cause. ❤️

$26.10

Tayesha Pope

<3

$25

Julie Covino Acdn

$25

Gemma

Forever in our hearts x

$25

Anonymous

$20.88

Jasmine Ireland

$20.88

Holly Crowe

❤️

$20.88

Alicia Hundy

Your strength is just amazing!

$20.88

Sue Jacobi

What a beautiful way to honour Logan x

$20.88

Reny

💪🏻

$20.88

Kp

On behalf of Erica and the amazing cookie effort...

$20.88

Melissa Rusk

I feel for you. I was lucky enough to save my son last year before he committed suicide and this year my daughter who is in year 9 has been cutting herself to deal with bullying.

$20.88

Helen Harradine

My thoughts are with you and your family, it's so hard to lose a son I have as well, life will never be the way it was, I share in your grief 💙💙

$20.88

Julie Collins

Love from Shezzas Mum

$10.44

Ashleigh Madigan

$10.44

Kelly Ward

Such a great cause, thank you for organising this xoxo

$10.44

Alana

$10.44

Kuldeep Bansal

$10.44

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