Dying Toddler Will Be Best Man for Parents
Pittsburgh-area boy has just weeks to live
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Aug 2, 2013 1:13 PM CDT
Christine Swidorsky holds her son, Logan Stevenson, 2, with her husband-to-be and Logan's father, Sean Stevenson.   (AP Photo/Tribune-Review, Eric Schmadel)

(Newser) – Christine Swidorsky and Sean Stevenson were supposed to get married in July of next year, but they moved the date up to tomorrow instead for one important reason: so their 2-year-old son, Logan, can serve as best man, reports the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Doctors have given the toddler, who has battled leukemia and a host of other diseases most of his life, two to three weeks to live. They sent him home last week, prompting this weekend's backyard wedding. “We want Logan in our family pictures, and we want him to see his mother and dad get married,” says mom. “It hurts so bad because Logan is such a loving child," she adds. "When I cry he wipes my tears away."

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Riffran
Aug 2, 2013 7:01 PM CDT
Poor kid. I have been away from home for a week (look up Operation Lone Star) ...As soon as I get home i'm hugging my baby girl, (and wifey of course) and thank god she is healthy. Have a blessed and happy wedding family!
justreading1
Aug 2, 2013 6:34 PM CDT
How wonderful to hear the son will be the best man. So sad to read this story. My best to all, for years to come being married, and my prayers for the child for a healing.
KatyAtl90
Aug 2, 2013 5:19 PM CDT
Poor baby boy. So sad that they're going to start their married life together without their child.