Charles City youth wrestler gives gift of life through organ donation

WCF COURIER | Jim Nelson

CHARLES CITY -- Logan Luft wanted to be a state championship wrestler.

Tragically, that won't ever happen for Luft, but the 15-year-old Charles City native will be remembered forever as a champion of life.

The aspiring wrestling star who was set to enter the ninth-grade at Charles City this fall was involved in a fatal ATV accident on the Fourth of July, suffering a severe brain injury.

Luft was pronounced clinically brain dead at 4:54 p.m. Wednesday per a family statement on CaringBridge.org.

It didn't take long for the wrestling community across the state and the United States to show its support for an individual that was described as energetic and committed.

"The support has most definitely been amazing," said Luft's father, Lenny, a Charles City police officer. "It's ... it's ... it's hard to describe. Wrestling is a tight-knit community, a brotherhood and the support we have received has been unbelievable." Continue reading
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