AVM Research Foundation

AVM Research Foundation AVM Research Foundation is committed to raising funds to increase awareness of AVMs, earlier detection, and finding a safer treatment for those affected.
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Operating as usual

07/10/2020

Ryan’s first golf lesson since his last surgery!⛳️🏌️

On behalf of AVM Research Foundation and the Logan family we’d like to wish all you fathers a wonderful Father’s Day! Fo...
06/21/2020

On behalf of AVM Research Foundation and the Logan family we’d like to wish all you fathers a wonderful Father’s Day! For those who have a father in heaven, we will say an extra prayer for you tonight.🙏

When Life gives you Lemons... BOIL CRAWFISH!  It’s a Drive-Thru Crawfish Boil benefiting the AVM Foundation!  🍋 🦞 Sunday...
05/11/2020

When Life gives you Lemons... BOIL CRAWFISH! It’s a Drive-Thru Crawfish Boil benefiting the AVM Foundation! 🍋 🦞

Sunday, May 17th from 12-7pm

Come on out to GO CRAWFISH and pick up some boiled bugs! Drive-thru any time between 12 pm-7 pm! T-shirts will be for sale and stay tuned about our Online silent auction.

#avmawareness #avmsurvivor #avm #avmresearch #cureryan #avmresearchfoundation #drivethrucrawfishboil

AVM Research Foundation would like to wish every Mom a Happy Mother’s Day! For those of you who have lost your mom or a ...
05/10/2020

AVM Research Foundation would like to wish every Mom a Happy Mother’s Day! For those of you who have lost your mom or a child, we are saying a special prayer for you today.

Good Morning! On behalf of AVM Research Foundation we want you to know that we hope today finds you and your family well...
04/07/2020

Good Morning! On behalf of AVM Research Foundation we want you to know that we hope today finds you and your family well. We are canceling our 5th Annual Crawfish Boil, which was scheduled to be Sunday, May 3rd, due to the global pandemic COVID-19. We know these times are trying and highly unusual, but are praying that we find a safe treatment quickly and know that we will get through this and be stronger. Please stay safe and healthy:)

SAVE THE DATE!! Come join us on Sunday, May 3, 2020 for the AVM Research Foundation's 5th Annual Crawfish Boil at Stillw...
03/04/2020

SAVE THE DATE!! Come join us on Sunday, May 3, 2020 for the AVM Research Foundation's 5th Annual Crawfish Boil at Stillwater’s Community Back Porch!!! 🦞#research4ryan #cureryan #avmcrawfishboil #avmresearch #avmsurvivor #avmresearch4ryan #avmresearchfoundation

09/24/2019
09/24/2019

Here is our silent auction for today’s Bluejack Golf Tournament!💙💙 Thank you @bluejacknational for letting us have our fundraiser here!

Please pray for Keaton and the Bale family. He is about to go into surgery to remove his AVM. Prayers for complete heali...
07/24/2019

Please pray for Keaton and the Bale family. He is about to go into surgery to remove his AVM. Prayers for complete healing!

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07/01/2019
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Well, it's finally here! Here is an update from one of the PhDs who is performing research for our foundation. It is a l...
05/25/2019

Well, it's finally here! Here is an update from one of the PhDs who is performing research for our foundation. It is a little generalized, as we can't divulge specific details until it is published in a medical journal hopefully soon. SO EXCITING! God has got this!

Brain Arteriovenous Malformation
Brain arteriovenous malformations (bAVMs) are abnormal connections of arteries and veins in the brain that form a tangled web of vessels instead of a normal capillary network. bAVMs occur in about one in 2,000–5,000 people and are more common in males than females. They represent the main cause of hemorrhagic stroke in young patients with other complications, such as focal or generalized seizures, localized headache, and difficulty with movement, speech, and vision.

Treatment of bAVM has been limited and mainly relies on surgical resection or endovascular embolization to eliminate bAVM. These treatments are typically limited by the locations of the AVMs in the brain and many patients with bAVM have been left untreated, unable to be treated, incompletely treated, or incompletely treated with complications. Unfortunately, all of these patients remain at risk of a brain hemorrhage due to bAVM rupture during their lifetime. If the bAVMs do not result in premature death, their physical and psychological impacts significantly interference with their quality of life.

Although the bAVMs are usually congenital, meaning someone is born with one, they are not inherited, suggesting the involvement of non-inheritable factor(s). We are currently interested in the role of soluble endoglin, vascular endothelial growth factor, and somatic mutation of RAS genes based on clinical and pre-clinical evidence demonstrating their involvement in bAVM. By manipulating these factors individually, we have successfully established animal models of bAVM and now actively address the underlying mechanisms using the models. In addition, we are collecting human bAVM samples that will be utilized for gene/protein profiling. We expect that the human data will give us critical insight into the molecular mechanisms of bAVM pathophysiology when compared with the pre-clinical studies. For the projects, we are collaborating with labs at Barrow Neurological Institute (Phoenix, AZ) and Universität zu Lübeck in Germany, and the results have been presented in several international conferences, such as the 2018 Society for Neuroscience (San Diego, CA) and the 2019 AHA Vascular Discovery Meeting (Boston, MA). We are currently writing manuscripts to publish the new findings and preparing grant proposals with hypotheses based on the collected preliminary data.

Our ultimate goal is to develop therapeutic strategies for bAVM patients. This will be accomplished by completing several steps, including finding targets, developing a strategy to regulate the targets, and validating the efficacy and safety of the methods in animal models and humans, and, most importantly, by your support.

Raising money for a cause should NEVER be boring, that’s why we call it a FUNdraiser! Everyone had a BLAST at the AVM RI...
05/17/2019

Raising money for a cause should NEVER be boring, that’s why we call it a FUNdraiser! Everyone had a BLAST at the AVM RIDE FOR RYAN!
We accomplished our goal of FUN & Raising FUNDS & Awareness! Thanks to everyone for your support & to @rideindoorcycling @kymmieyay for welcoming us into your RIDE TRIBE! #rideforryan #ryansridetribe #rideindoorcycling #avmride #avmsurvivor #research4ryan #cureryan #pullingforryan

RIDE.FOR.RYAN. FUNDRAISER hosted by Friends of RYAN LOGAN @rideindoorcycling! Thursday, May 16th At 6:30pm. Here’s how  ...
05/13/2019

RIDE.FOR.RYAN.
FUNDRAISER hosted by Friends of RYAN LOGAN @rideindoorcycling!
Thursday, May 16th At 6:30pm.
Here’s how to Pay & Sign up!
1. DM @avm_research_4_ryan “YES” if you are going and we will book your bike.
2. Cost is $30. Venmo Sherri-Logan-2
Spread the word, it’s going to be a BLAST! #rideforryan #cureryan #pullingforryan #avmsurvivor #avmresearch4ryan #avmresearchfoundation

We are so excited. AVM Research Foundation has reached Platinum status on Guidestar for being in the top for most transp...
05/08/2019

We are so excited. AVM Research Foundation has reached Platinum status on Guidestar for being in the top for most transparent non-profits. Awareness has been really picking up, too! We are blessed! Great news to come soon about our research findings! #transparency #drchenanddrkimrock #Godisgood

Happy Easter from AVM Research Foundation and the Logan family! He is risen!
04/21/2019

Happy Easter from AVM Research Foundation and the Logan family! He is risen!

Look at THAT SMILE!!That is the face of an AVM Survivor & Thriver, and BIKER-RYAN LOGAN, aka Bullet! A Big Thank You to ...
04/17/2019

Look at THAT SMILE!!That is the face of an AVM Survivor & Thriver, and BIKER-
RYAN LOGAN, aka Bullet! A Big Thank You to All our Sponsors, Volunteers, Family & Friends who made our 4th Annual AVM Crawfish Boil the BEST YEAR YET! It was a Perfect Day in every way! We couldn’t have done it without all of your support! Our hearts are Full of Gratitude and we are feeling overwhelmingly Blessed! THANK YOU & GOD BLESS! Can’t wait for next year already!! #pullingforryan #avmresearch4ryan #avmresearchfoundation #avmsurvivor #avmcrawfishboil #cureryan

TODAY is a Perfect day for the AVM CRAWFISH 🦞 BOIL! Come join the party and let the good times Boil! See y’all at 3! Tic...
04/14/2019

TODAY is a Perfect day for the AVM CRAWFISH 🦞 BOIL! Come join the party and let the good times Boil! See y’all at 3! Tickets at the door! The location is @stillwater_tx !!
@avm_research_4_ryan #avmcrawfishboil #avmsurvivor #avmresearch4ryan #avmresearchfoundation #pullingforryan #cureryan

BOIL YEAH! Tomorrow is the Day!  Calling all you Crawdaddy’s & Mamma’s for some Family Fun at the AVM CRAWFISH 🦞 Boil! T...
04/13/2019

BOIL YEAH! Tomorrow is the Day! Calling all you Crawdaddy’s & Mamma’s for some Family Fun at the AVM CRAWFISH 🦞 Boil! The party starts at 3! The new venue is @stillwater_tx
See y’all Tomorrow!!! @avm_research_4_ryan #avmcrawfishboil #avmresearchfoundation #avmresearch4ryan #avmsurvivor #cureryan #pullingforryan

Only 3 Days Away...Let’s Get Cray! 🦞The AVM CRAWFISH BOIL has it all... Live Music, Dancing, Cash Bar, Wine Pull, Huge R...
04/11/2019

Only 3 Days Away...
Let’s Get Cray! 🦞
The AVM CRAWFISH BOIL has it all... Live Music, Dancing, Cash Bar, Wine Pull, Huge Raffle, Silent Auction, Tug-O-War Tournament, Food Trucks, Kona Ice, Facepaint and you won’t even miss the masters because you can watch it on our live stream! Fun for Everyone! You would be CRAY to miss it! See y’all Sunday at 3pm @stillwater_tx
@avm_research_4_ryan
#avmcrawfishboil #avmsurvivor #avmresearch4ryan #avmresearchfoundation #cureryan #pullingforryan

04/10/2019

AVM CRAWFISH BOIL Sunday Forecast:
100% chance of Crawfish & Sunshine! Your whole Family is in for a FUN TIME! April 14th @stillwater_tx
The Fun Starts at 3pm! @sherri_logan20 @mcdowellerin @avm_research_4_ryan #avmsurvivor #avmresearch #avmresearchfoundation #avmresearch4ryan #cureryan #pullingforryan #avmcrawfishboil

We Love our AVM CRAWFISH BOIL Sponsors! Thank You to our Amazing and Generous Sponsors! This event would not be possible...
04/09/2019

We Love our AVM CRAWFISH BOIL Sponsors! Thank You to our Amazing and Generous Sponsors! This event would not be possible without your support! See y’all Sunday, April 5th at the 4th Annual AVM Crawfish Boil!!#avmsurvivor #avmresearch4ryan #avmcrawfishboil #avmresearchfoundation #cureryan #pullingforryan #avmsponsors @ Stillwater Community

04/08/2019

The Week Is Here!!!🎉

Remember last year when the storm came in and we still showed up strong???💪

Check out the highlights below!

When we get together for AVM we change the perspective.

We change ourselves from sitting and wanting to do something, to moving to action!

We have The Faith To Move Mountains over here!🗻

Come hang out this weekend for our 4th Annual Crawfish Boil, change a life!!!🦐🦐🦐

Mission Mudbug is only days a way! AVM CRAWFISH is on Sunday! So many Ways to Pull for Ryan... Go to our website and sig...
04/08/2019

Mission Mudbug is only days a way! AVM CRAWFISH is on Sunday! So many Ways to Pull for Ryan... Go to our website and sign up to be a volunteer, for the tug o war tournament and MORE! Bring the whole family and Come support a great cause! #avmsurvivor #avmresearch4ryan #avmcrawfishboil #cureryan #pullingforryan

Volunteering is a work of HEART! 💙Come lend a hand and help us make a difference! Sign up to Volunteer at the AVM Crawfi...
04/07/2019

Volunteering is a work of HEART! 💙Come lend a hand and help us make a difference! Sign up to Volunteer at the AVM Crawfish Boil on Sunday April 14. We need you and couldn’t do this without wonderful volunteers, like YOU! https://www.flipcause.com/hosted_widget/volunteer_step2/NTE0OTY=/33128
https://www.research4ryan.org/?fbclid=IwAR3Vc-LrPd2HqJnxOSyPvqTwgdOAL4O_wBvB6yvzfaIk8dw472L1oh0TAXY
@avm_research_4_ryan #pullingforryan #avmsurvivor #avmresearch4ryan #avmresearchfoundation #avmcrawfishboil #cureryan #beanavmvolunteer

#TBT to our first Crawfish Boil 4 years ago!! We have come a long way and We are so Thankful for all of your support fro...
04/04/2019

#TBT to our first Crawfish Boil 4 years ago!! We have come a long way and We are so Thankful for all of your support from the beginning. Join us for another year of Fun and Fundraising for AVM Research! Help us make our 4th Annual AVM Crawfish Boil the Best Year Yet! See you Sunday, April 14th from 3-7pm at our awesome new outdoor venue @stillwater_tx @sherri_logan20 @mcdowellerin @marklogan20

Check out our cute t-shirts for sale $20. Also, volunteer opportunities still available! Tug-O-War teams still needed. Click here to volunteer, donate, form a tug-o-war team or to find out more information!
www.research4ryan.org


#pullingforryan #avmsurvivor #avmresearch4ryan #avmresearchfoundation #avmcrawfishboil #cureryan

#TBT to our first Crawfish Boil 4 years ago!! We have come a long way and We are so Thankful for all of your support fro...
04/04/2019

#TBT to our first Crawfish Boil 4 years ago!! We have come a long way and We are so Thankful for all of your support from the beginning. Join us for another year of Fun and Fundraising for AVM Research! Help us make our 4th Annual AVM Crawfish Boil the Best Year Yet! See you Sunday, April 14th from 3-7pm at our awesome new outdoor venue @stillwater_tx @sherri_logan20 @mcdowellerin @marklogan20



#pullingforryan #avmsurvivor #avmresearch4ryan #avmresearchfoundation #avmcrawfishboil #cureryan

“WINE” not Pull for Ryan? Everyone Wins! There’s no wine-ing at the AVM Crawfish Boil Wine Pull! This is the funnest way...
04/03/2019

“WINE” not Pull for Ryan? Everyone Wins! There’s no wine-ing at the AVM Crawfish Boil Wine Pull! This is the funnest way to stock your Wine Fridge! Thanks to our Wine Pull Sponsor “Delectatio” and all the friends of AVM who generously donated the wine for the Wine Pull! See y’all Sunday April 14th!



#avmresearch4ryan #avmresearchfoundation #avmcrawfishboil #avmsurvivor #ryanmissionpossible #pullingforryan #cureryan

PINCH. PEEL. EAT. REPEAT.  Here they are... The 4th Annual AVM RF Crawfish Boil T-Shirts! The shirts are Red Hot and  wi...
04/02/2019

PINCH. PEEL. EAT. REPEAT. Here they are... The 4th Annual AVM RF Crawfish Boil T-Shirts! The shirts are Red Hot and will be on sale at the event on Sunday, April 14 from 3-7pm. Bring the whole family, there will be something FUN for all ages! Crawfish, Bar Drinks,
Food Truck, Kona Ice, Tug-O-War Tournament, corn hole, silent auction, one huge Raffle and much more! For all you golf fans we will be live streaming The Masters! Tickets will be on sale at the door at our new venue @stillwater_tx community backporch
Spread the word and help us Support this great cause!
https://www.research4ryan.org/




#avmresearchfoundation #avmresearch4ryan #cureryan #avmcrawfishboil #pullingforryan #findasafetreatment #ryanmissionpossible #avmsurvivor

Our crawfish boil is at @stillwater_tx community backporch!
04/01/2019

Our crawfish boil is at @stillwater_tx community backporch!

02/07/2019
AVM RF BlueJack Golf Tournament

Check out this video of AVM RF's Bluejack Golf Tournament last October. Thank you Rig Riders for letting Ryan RIDE with you all. He STILL talks about it! This golf tournament was in memory of Matt Stratman, a high schooler from Ohio who passed last year from an AVM. We are doing all we can to stop this! Earlier detection is a must, too! Going to start working on that this year!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKUo7FldOmQ

Merry Christmas from AVM Research Foundation and the Logan family! We would like to thank God for our Savior, Jesus. We ...
12/25/2018

Merry Christmas from AVM Research Foundation and the Logan family! We would like to thank God for our Savior, Jesus. We would also like to thank each and every one of you that have supported our foundation and our family throughout the years. May God bless each of you in 2019!

It’s the best time of the year!!! ⛄️
12/17/2018

It’s the best time of the year!!! ⛄️

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Our son Ryan was diagnosed in February 2013 with a Grade 4 Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) in his brain. He was having headaches, as well as visual disturbances. Initially, we were told no treatments were safe for Ryan's AVM to be removed and we were told to "let him live his life".

In September 2014, Ryan had a minor brain hemorrhage. After that, things changed! We searched all over the country and eventually found doctors at Memorial Hermann in Houston that felt confident they could remove the AVM. He was at risk for having headaches, seizures, and his arteries and veins can bleed spontaneously, which could lead to a stroke or worse. He also had 7+ aneurysms inside his AVM, which made it even more risky. We moved forward with the procedures and Ryan had a massive brain hemorrhage during the first embolization. Three weeks later, the doctors tried to successfully remove the AVM. After six weeks in PICU, he was transferred to TIRR inpatient rehabilitation for approximately 6 weeks.

Ryan is currently in outpatient rehab at TIRR in The Woodlands, Texas. Approximately 1% of Americans are diagnosed with this malformation, making this quite rare. Due to this rareness, there is currently very little research being done on AVMs in the United States. No family should have to go through what our child and family are going through. ​ Thanks to all of your support we have accomplished our initial goal of raising enough funds to hire two PhDs who are currently performing research on mice models in the Houston, Texas Medical Center. They are currently writing manuscripts to publish the new findings and preparing grant proposals with hypotheses based on the collected primary data. We need to raise $2,500,000.00 to help cover the costs of the researchers, lab and lab equipment and supplies. We realize this is a HUGE undertaking, but with God's guidance, we know that we can ultimately meet our goals.

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