Funeral services held for boy who served as parents’ best man
(CNN) — Logan Stevenson’s role as best man at his parents’ wedding came just in time. Logan, a 2-year-old terminally ill boy whose parents moved up their ceremony so he could witness it, died at his home in Jeannette, Pennsylvania, with family at his side, just days after his parents’ wedding. On Sunday, August 11th, funeral services were held for the little boy.
The child died of complications from the genetic disorder Fanconi anemia, Ackerman said.
On the day of his death, Logan’s parents, Christine Swidorsky and Sean Stevenson, held him for long periods after it became apparent that his death was near, his mother wrote on Facebook.
“At 8:18 my son took his last breath in my arms,” the mother, now known as Christine Swidorsky-Stevenson, wrote after the boy’s death. “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.”
The parents had put off their wedding for two years, hoping that Logan’s health would improve.
The wedding was set for July 2014, but after being told that Logan had just weeks to live due to leukemia brought on by the Fanconi anemia, his parents moved their wedding up.
“Under the circumstances of what the doctors told us, we just decided to go ahead and do it while he is still with us,” Stevenson told CNN Pittsburgh affiliate KDKA.
On his parents’ wedding day, Logan, dressed in a tan suit and an orange shirt matching his mom’s bouquet, looked on as his parents exchanged vows in a backyard ceremony. Swidorsky carried her son down the aisle, and his grandmother then cradled him in her arms, his favorite brown teddy bear by his side.
“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,” Swidorsky said, as Etta James’ “At Last” played in the background.
Swidorsky said she often described her son as a fighter. He battled through health complications and medical treatment since birth, but remained strong.
Fanconi anemia most frequently results in death, commonly from cancer, between the ages of 25 and 30.
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