US boy dies after serving as parents' best man at wedding
PITTSBURGH (AP) - The terminally ill 2-year-old boy who served as his parents' best man at their wedding has died.
Mrs Christine Swidorsky Stevenson said on her Facebook page that her son Logan died in her arms on Monday night at home.
"He is with angels and he's in no more pain," she wrote.
Mrs Stevenson and her husband Sean were married at a weekend ceremony at their home.
A family spokesman Sylvia Johnson confirmed the boy's death for Associated Press on Tuesday.
Logan, who was born on 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 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 hospitalised 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.
The Stevensons 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. They wanted Logan to see them marry and to be part of family photos.
The couple tied the knot in a hastily arranged backyard ceremony on Saturday afternoon.