A terminally ill two-year-old boy from Pennsylvania who only had a couple of weeks left to live when he served as the best man at his parents’ wedding last weekend has died.
According to USA Today, Logan Stevenson passed away Monday evening in the arms of his mother Christine Swidorsky:
“Today Logan was doing very bad his breathing was very rapid then slowing down,” Swidorsky posted on Facebook late Monday night. She called a hospice worker, who said the boy was dying.
“Sean and I held him all day he was comfortable with his medication then at 8:18 my son took his last breath in my arms,” she wrote, noting sadness and disbelief.
“He is with angels and he’s in no more pain. no more sickness no more hospitals. … God bless Logan I’ll c u in my dreams my son.”
Logan was diagnosed with a rare genetic disease known as acute myeloid leukemia at just 14 months old, and had a stem-cell transplant a year ago. He also lost a kidney to a tumor back in March, and doctors found a mass on his remaining kidney last month.
After Logan’s doctors told them that their son only had about two to three weeks to live, Christine and Logan’s father Sean Stevenson moved the date of their July 2014 wedding up to this July so that Logan could take part in the ceremony. They also wanted Logan to see them get married and be in the family photos.
After a whirlwind week, Christine and Logan’s father Sean tied the knot in a hastily arranged backyard ceremony that made their union official and also celebrated the boy’s life.
Logan wore a pinstriped suit for the wedding, for which he served as the best man, and his 1-year-old little sister Savannah was the flower girl.
Logan’s mother Christine told NBC Pittsburgh affiliate WPXI on Saturday, “This is our dream come true. All our family together and we’re all together celebrating, the celebration of my son’s life and the celebration of our marriage.”