Two-Year-Old Who Served as Best Man at Couple’s Wedding Passes Away

National   |   Steven Ertelt, Jill Stanek   |   Aug 6, 2013   |   12:14PM   |   Pittsburgh, PA

The little two-year-old boy who served as the best man for his parents’ wedding passed away. The heartbreaking story has captured the attention of millions on the Internet and many have watched a vet moving video.

As AP reports:

The mother of a terminally ill 2-year-old western Pennsylvania boy who served as his parents’ best man at their wedding says he has died.

Christine Swidorsky Stevenson says on her Facebook page that little Logan Stevenson died in her arms at 8:18 p.m. Monday at the home she shared with the boy’s father and her new husband, Sean Stevenson. The couple live in Jeannette, about 25 miles east of Pittsburgh. They were wed at a weekend ceremony at their home.

A family spokeswoman, Sylvia Johnson, confirmed the boy’s death for The Associated Press on Tuesday.

The boy, who had leukemia and other complications, was dressed in a tan pinstripe suit and orange shirt for Saturday’s 12-minute ceremony.

His mother says on Facebook, “He is with angels and he’s in no more pain.”

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.”