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Days after serving as best man in parents' wedding, 2-year-old boy dies

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. (Photo courtesy of Eric Schmadel, TribLIVE)
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. (Photo courtesy of Eric Schmadel, TribLIVE)
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Updated: 8/06/2013 12:19 pm
JEANNETTE, Pa. (WPXI) -- 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 in Jeanette into their dream wedding.

"The public outpouring and support has been tremendous and wonderful," said Kelly Young, Sean Stevenson’s sister.

"Ever since they found out about Logan, they've grown stronger together. They still keep their attitudes great. They just try to stay strong for one another. It's amazing," said Seth Antoniak, a groomsman.

After local businesses heard about the couple’s story, they reached out and donated, putting the entire wedding together in a week.

"I'm speechless, and I'm touched by everybody's love and prayers out there," said Swidorsky.

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Pinksweetz - 8/6/2013 1:01 PM
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Mr. and Mrs. Stevenson, I am so sorry and sad to hear that Logan has passed, but you both must know that Logan was an angel here on earth, even if it was for a short time. He is resting peacefully in God's comforting arms now. My prayers will remain with you and your family. Logan will never be forgotten. God bless you both.
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