JEANNETTE, Pa. (TheBlaze/AP) — A 2-year-old boy dying of leukemia and with only weeks to live served as best man for his parents’ Pennsylvania wedding Saturday.
Christine Swidorsky carried her boy, Logan Stevenson, on her shoulder at the afternoon wedding, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.
Looking dapper in a tiny tan pin-stripe suit and orange shirt, Logan stood with his grandmother, Debbie Stevenson, during a ceremony uniting Logan’s mother and his father, Sean Stevenson. The boy has and other complications.
The couple tied the knot in a hastily arranged backyard ceremony that celebrated Logan’s life. The couple abandoned an original wedding date of July 2014 after learning from doctors late last month that their son had two to three weeks to live.
“He’s just an angel from heaven,” a tearful Swidorsky told CBS News, “and I’m gonna miss him.”
More from the Tribune-Review:
Logan, who was born Oct. 22, 2010, was diagnosed shortly after his first birthday with acute myeloid leukemia. He has Fanconi anemia, a rare disease that often leads to cancer, the reports.
He endured a stem cell transplant in July 2012. Last March, he underwent surgery to remove a kidney ravaged by a tumor
During a Make-A-Wish trip to Disney World in June, Logan fell ill. He was hospitalized in Florida before he was flown back to Pittsburgh.
During a trip to the emergency room last month, a test revealed a mass in his remaining kidney, which led to his terminal prognosis. Logan is spending his remaining days at home, where he is showered with attention from family members.
Here’s the heartbreaking report from CBS News: