My daughter, Rayme, and her husband lost their only son, Logan, to an undetected heart defect. It was a devastating blow to our family. We weren't sure what the future would hold for them, but they have two other children and they needed to be strong. Rayme has always been a go getter and likes to help others in need. It was no surprise to me when she began to volunteer with the American Heart Association. Since Logan's passing, Rayme has done countless events and promotions to help others with fundraising and education. She has turned her tragedy into a healing and helpful process. I'm so proud of her and her willingness to put herself out there to help others in need. Below is a bit of the many articles on what she has been doing so far this year. It is taken from the Noozhawk online article posted last week. Driven by her son's memory, Rayme Elliott has organized a team and raised more than $10,000 for children’s heart disease research and education. Her son Logan persevered through a congenital heart disease, open-heart surgery and collapsed lungs just months after he was born. But the 1-year-old died October 2009 from a blood infection after complications with surgery. “(I want) to be that shoulder for that other mom that’s maybe not as strong, who can’t get out of the house, who can’t find anybody,” Elliott said. “That was the hardest part, because nobody knows what to say to you. My goal is to not let another family hurt.” Elliott has since become a leader of Moms with Heart, the first organization to raise money specifically for children’s heart disease research and education on the West Coast. She also took on the position American Heart Association Santa Barbara chair earlier this year. “I want people to be aware and take care of their bodies and be healthy, even if they only commit to walking once a year they can do something for themselves and potentially save a life, ” Elliott said. “A $25 donation and walking one day can have a lifelong impact. I want people to know they have the power to save lives and it’s a lot simpler than they think.” “It all goes to research,” he said. “A lot of people don’t comprehend that every dollar raised does make a huge impact.” "I got another year because of (Logan's) Pacemaker, this year's walk could lead to the next breakthrough," Elliott said.