Pro-Life Video of the Day: Dying Two Year Old is Best Man for Parents’ Wedding

National   |   Jill Stanek   |   Aug 5, 2013   |   3:02PM   |   Washington, DC

A 2-year-old boy with only weeks to live served as best man when his parents wed this past Saturday.

Sean Stevenson and Christine Swidorsky had planned to wed next year but moved up the ceremony to Saturday so their son, Logan (who has leukemia and other complications) could participate.

“We wanted Logan in our family pictures, and we wanted him to see his mother and dad get married,” Swidorsky said.

Logan has Fanconi anemia, a rare disease that often causes cancer. He was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia at 14 months old and had a stem cell transplant a year ago. He lost one kidney to a tumor in March and now has a mass on his other kidney.

Last week, doctors told the couple the boy would live only two to three weeks more.



“It’ll be the hardest thing I’ll ever do, is bury my son,” Stevenson said. “You know it’s coming and you can’t do anything about it.”

Lesson for all: make every day count with your loved ones. Note: Jill Stanek fought to stop “live birth abortions” after witnessing one as an RN at Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn, Illinois. That led to the Born Alive Infants Protection Act legislation, signed by President Bush, that would ensure that proper medical care be given to unborn children who survive botched abortion attempts.