2-year-old best man dies
JEANNETTE, Pa. — Just two days after walking his mother down the aisle and serving as his parents’ best man, Logan Stevenson passed away in his mother’s arms.
“Sean and I held him all day. He was comfortable with his medication. Then at 8:18 (p.m.) my son took his last breath in my arms. Logan passed away. I’m so sad, upset and I’m in disbelief. He is with angels and he’s in no more pain. No more sickness. No more hospitals,” Christine Swidorsky wrote on her Facebook page.
At 14 months, he was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia and had a stem cell transplant in July 2012.
Several months later, Logan was diagnosed with a kidney tumor. In March, a kidney was removed.
During a trip to the emergency room last month when Logan felt ill, a test revealed a mass in his remaining kidney.
Logan was then diagnosed with Fanconi anemia, a rare disease that often leads to cancer. Doctors told Stevenson and Swidorsky that any further treatment would not be beneficial and gave him just weeks to live.
On Saturday, Swidorsky and Stevenson married so their son could be there to witness the event.
The couple said they had originally planned to wed when Logan’s health improved, but when doctors gave him just days to live they decided to move up the date.
The public’s outpouring allowed the couple to transform Sean Stevenson’s back yard into their dream wedding.
After local businesses heard about the couple’s story, they reached out and donated, putting the entire wedding together in a week.