PITTSBURGH 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.
KDKA reported. They wanted to make sure Logan was around to be best man.for the family and the wedding was planned in just a week, CBS affiliate
"Under the circumstances of what the doctors told us, we just decided to go ahead and do it while he was still with us," said Sean, Logan's dad.
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 wrote on Facebook: "my son took his last breath in my arms Logan passed away im so sad upset and im in disbelief he is with angels and he's in no more pain."
Logan, who was born Oct. 22, 2010, was diagnosed shortly after his first birthday with acute myeloid leukemia. Logan was born with a rare genetic disorder called Fanconi anemia. It often leads to cancer.
He endured a stem cell transplant in July 2012. Last March, he underwent surgery to remove a kidney ravaged by a tumor.
During a trip to Disney World in June, Logan fell ill. He was hospitalized in Florida before he was flown back to Pittsburgh.
During a trip to the emergency room last month, a test revealed a mass in his remaining kidney, which led to his terminal prognosis.
Christine's daughter, Isabella Johns, 13, served as bridesmaid and the couple's 1-year-old daughter, Savannah, was her parents' flower girl.