CLOSE KNIT: Logan (left) and Yvana as babies.
CLOSE KNIT: Logan (left) and Yvana as babies.

Logan a shining light for grieving Bischoff family

AS KERYN Bischoff beams with pride, watching her son Logan excel in athletics, she can't help but think of the mile

stones her late niece Yvana is missing out on.

Yvana's life was cut short just over two months ago when she and her mother Noelene died at the start of a Bali holiday from food poisoning.

Logan and Yvana were born four days apart, and Keryn and Noelene shared parenting tips and advice.

With a nightmarish two months behind them, including a funeral for the girls, the Bischoffs are moving on with life the best they can.

"Everyone is trying to grasp the fact that the girls went away on holidays and they are not coming back," Keryn said.

"It's all been so blurry and there's been so much going on that it almost feels like they are going to walk through the door again."

Keryn has called Logan the shining light in the midst of the tragic deaths which gripped the attention of people across Australia.

Having recently returned to the Coast after finishing in the top four at the New Zealand Development Tour, Logan will represent Queensland at the Australian Junior Athletics Championships in Sydney this weekend.

He will compete in the under-15s category in the long jump, triple jump and relay.

"It's just so exciting for Logan," Keryn said. "I know his aunty Noelene would have been really proud.

"In behind all this tragedy which is really too hideous to absorb sometimes, you have Logan representing the state in athletics and we don't want this great achievement to be overshadowed by the deaths.''

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