Sharing this poignant story with you about Logan Stevenson is the only way I could overcome my feeling of pity and sadness about this unfortunate boy, who, for a memorable event, caught the attention of the world.
You see, Logan is the terminally ill 2-year-old western Pennsylvania boy who served as his parents’ best man at their wedding very recently.
Heartrending as the story of Logan is, what made it more devastating, especially to the parents, is the news that the ill-fated boy has finally succumb to what was afflicting him. He was reported to have died in his mother’s arms.
Logan, who was born Oct. 22, 2010, was diagnosed shortly after his first birthday with acute myeloid leukemia. He had Fanconi anemia, a rare disease that often leads to cancer.
He underwent a stem cell transplant in July 2012. Last March, he had 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.
Logan’s parents, Sean and Christine Stevenson, abandoned an original wedding date of July 2014 after learning from doctors late last month that their son had two to three weeks to live. The couple wanted Logan to see them marry and to be part of family photos.
One photo that will, surely, stand out is one where Logan, dressed in a tan pinstripe suit and orange shirt, was carried by her mother on her shoulder while walking down the aisle.
“He is with angels and he’s in no more pain,” she said.