Terminally ill 2-year-old who was dad’s best man dies

Terminally ill 2-year-old who was dad’s best man dies

Logan Stevenson’s role as best man at his parents’ wedding Saturday came just in time.

Logan, a 2-year-old terminally ill Pennsylvania boy whose parents moved up their ceremony so he could witness it, died Monday night at his home in Jeanette with family at his side, Westmoreland County Deputy Coroner John Ackerman said Tuesday.

The child died of complications from the genetic disorder Fanconi anemia, Ackerman said.

His parents, Christine Swidorsky and Sean Stevenson, had planned to marry in July 2014, but they moved it to Saturday after being told that Logan — suffering from leukemia brought on by the genetic disorder — would not live much longer.

On Monday, Logan’s parents held him for long periods after it became apparent that his death was near, his mother wrote on Facebook.

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