Logan Stevenson, a 2-year-old toddler with only a few weeks to live, will serve as best man to his parents wedding. According to the Associated Press, the family initially set the wedding date in 2014, but due to their son’s condition, they decided to organize it sooner, so he could be a part of it. This story was first reported by the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
Losing someone close is always tragic news, but when that someone is your 2-year-old son, who has been diagnosed with cancer, the whole thing gets a radical perspective. Logan Stevenson is a little boy from Pennsylvania who has been diagnosed with a rare form anemia, called Fanconi anemia, which leads to the development of cancerous tumors. When he was 14-months-old, Logan’s parents, Sean Stevenson and Christine Swidorsky, were informed that their son had myeloid leukemia. He underwent a stem cell transplant in 2012. This year, in March, one of his kidneys has been removed. Now, he has a growth on his other kidney.
The doctors told the parents last week that the boy has probably a few weeks to live.
Sean Stevenson says that dealing with the imminent death of his son is extremely difficult. “You know it’s coming, and you can’t do anything about it”, he explained. “The hardest thing I’ll ever do is bury my son”.
Stevenson and Swidorsky, who have one other child together, 1-year-old Savannah, decided to move the wedding for this year, so that Logan could participate in the event. “We want Logan in our family pictures, and we want him to see his mother and dad get married”, said the mother. Logan will be the best man, while his younger sister savannah will be the flower girl. Swidorsky 13-year old daughter from a previous relationship, Isabella, will be a bridesmaid. They are expecting 100 guests for the ceremony.
While the wedding plans are developing and the family’s relatives and friends are helping with the expenses, little Logan is at home resting. Christine says that the doctors have agreed that the best thing for the child is to spend his remaining time in the company of his parents and that he would have been in more pain if in hospital. Dad Sean is thankful for being able to spend time with his son and “hold him before he goes”. “I feel lucky that I at least get to say goodbye to my son … and tell him it’s going to be OK”, he said.