JEANNETTE (KDKA) — It was a day of great joy and great sadness. For a Westmoreland County couple, it was their wedding day.
It was also a celebration of life for their 2-year-old son Logan.
Sean Stevenson and Christine Swidorsky were joined in holy matrimony. It was a beautiful ceremony that they have been putting off for the past two years.
“With Logan being sick all the time, we just held off,” said Sean, Logan’s dad. “We always knew that he was going to get better.”
But doctors say 2-year-old Logan Stevenson isn’t going to get better. He has just weeks to live.
So, an outpouring of goodwill led to a hastily-planned backyard wedding in Jeannette.
“This is our dream come true, all our family together, and we’re all together celebrating. A celebration of my son’s life and a celebration of our marriage,” said Christine, Logan’s mom.
Donations poured in for the family and the wedding was planned in just a week. They wanted to make sure Logan was around to be best man.
“Under the circumstances of what the doctors told us, we just decided to go ahead and do it while he was still with us,” said Sean.
The joy of marriage, the pain of having a terminally ill child, the newlyweds are overwhelmed with emotion.
“It’s just going to be one of them things that you’ll never forget as long as you live,” Sean said.
“I’m speechless, and I’m touched by everybody’s prayers and love out there,” Christine added.
The family has set up a fund to help pay for Logan’s medical bills.
If you’d like to help, you can donate at any First Commonwealth Bank Branch. The fund is named Carnival for Cancer in care of Logan Stevenson.
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