Dying two-year-old serves as best man after couple moved up wedding so he could ‘see his mom and dad married’

Looking dapper in a tiny tan pinstripe suit and , a 2-year-old boy with only weeks to live served as the for his parents’ Pennsylvania wedding.

AP Photo/Tribune Review, Eric Schmadel/Tribune Review, Eric SchmadelNewlywed and after sharing their at the wedding on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013.

Christine Swidorsky carried on her shoulder at the Saturday afternoon wedding in Jeannette, a suburb of Pittsburgh, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported.

Logan stood with his grandmother, Debbie Stevenson, during a 12- uniting Logan’s mother and his father, Sean Stevenson. The boy has and other complications.

“We’re married,” Swidorsky exclaimed joyously after kissing her groom to from family and friends.

After a whirlwind week, the Jeannette couple tied the knot in a hastily arranged backyard ceremony that formalized their union and celebrated Logan’s life, which doctors say will be cut short soon by cancer.

AP Photo/Tribune Review, Eric SchmadelAP Photo/Tribune Review, Eric SchmadelNewlywed Christine Stevenson kisses the hand of her son, Logan Stevenson, 2, after marrying Sean Stevenson in a wedding ceremony on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013 in Jeannette, Pa. Logan stood with his grandmother, Debbie Stevenson, during a 12-minute ceremony uniting Logan's mother and his father. The boy has leukemia and other complications.

The 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.

Logan dozed off and on during the ceremony, nestled on his grandmother’s shoulder, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported. Debbie Stevenson said he is on medication to make him comfortable, but it also makes him sleepy.

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Swidorsky’s mother died six years ago and her father died just two months ago, the newspaper said.

Logan, who was born Oct. 22, 2010, was diagnosed shortly after his first birthday with acute myeloid leukemia. He has Fanconi anemia, a rare disease that often leads to cancer.

AP Photo/Tribune-Review, Eric SchmadelAP Photo/Tribune-Review, Eric SchmadelChristine Swidorsky holds her son, Logan Stevenson, two, with her husband-to-be and Logan's father Sean Stevenson, for a portrait on Tuesday.

He endured a stem cell transplant in July 2012. Last March, he underwent surgery to remove a kidney ravaged by a tumor.

AP Photo/Tribune Review, Eric SchmadelAP Photo/Tribune Review, Eric SchmadelLogan Stevenson's stuffed toy, Bun Bun, rests on a table with his suit jacket after his parent's wedding ceremony on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013 in Jeannette, Pa.

During a Make-A-Wish 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 is spending his remaining days at home, where he is showered with attention from family members.

“We want Logan in our family pictures, and we want him to see his mother and dad get married,” Swidorsky said before the wedding. Her 13-year-old daughter from a previous relationship, Isabella Johns, served as bridesmaid, and the couple’s one-year-old daughter, Savannah, was her parents’ flower girl.

“This is our dream come true,” Swidorsky said through tears, the Post-Gazette reported.


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