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JEANETTE, Pennsylvania (WPXI) – A Pennsylvania couple who moved up their wedding day so their terminally ill toddler could be their best man tied the knot Saturday at a backyard celebration.
Logan Stevenson’s mother, Christine Swidorsky, walked him down the aisle Saturday after their community rallied around the family to throw them an unforgettable wedding.
The sight was one that groom Sean Stevenson said he had waited so long to see.
“I knew when I looked into her eyes she was my soul mate,” said Sean Stevenson.
It was a bittersweet celebration as doctors have told the couple that their son’s blood disorder does not give him long to live.
Swidorsky and Sean Stevenson had originally planned to get married when Logan Stevenson’s health improved, but since that may not happen, they decided to wed Saturday while their son was still with them to see it.
The public’s outpouring allowed the couple to transform Sean Stevenson’s backyard in Jeanette into their dream wedding.
“The public outpouring and support has been tremendous and wonderful,” said Kelly Young, Sean Stevenson’s sister.
“Ever since they found out about Logan, they’ve grown stronger together. They still keep their attitudes great. They just try to stay strong for one another. It’s amazing,” said Seth Antoniak, a groomsman.
After local businesses heard about the couple’s story, they reached out and donated, putting the entire wedding together in a week.
“I’m speechless, and I’m touched by everybody’s love and prayers out there,” said Swidorsky.
The couple said they will continue to look into treatments to keep their son alive for as long as possible.