A tragic and beautiful love story

Matt Logelin and Liz Goodman’s love story began at a Minnetonka gas station while they were in high school, blossoming into an unbreakable bond.

Despite the physical distance after graduation, with Matt in Minnesota and Liz in California, their emotional connection prevailed. Matt prioritized love and moved to Los Angeles in 2005 after completing his master’s degree. Celebrating their union on August 13, 2005, amidst careers at Disney and Yahoo!, their love story has become legendary. Excited about Liz’s pregnancy in 2007, they chronicled it on a blog. Tragically, Madeline’s premature birth on March 24, 2008, by emergency cesarean section, marked Liz’s untimely death due to a pulmonary embolism.

Matt, now a widowed father, found strength in Madeline, the living embodiment of their shared love. Working through his grief, Matt took to parenting forums, protecting Madeline from public scrutiny while preserving Liz’s memory.

On Madeline’s tenth birthday and her mother’s birthday, surrounded by love, Matt answers her innocent questions with honesty and love. This heartbreaking story highlights the enduring power of love, in joy, heartbreak and resilience in the face of life’s toughest challenges.

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