Shortly after his first birthday Logan Stevenson was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia. Over the next year his condition deteriorated resulting in the removal of one kidney. In June 2013 while on a trip to Disney World, Logan’s condition worsened and a mass was discovered on the other kidney. His diagnosis was terminal.
Logan’s parents Christine Swidorsky and Sean Stevenson had plans to marry in July 2014 but after receiving news from doctors that Logan had only weeks to live they moved their wedding date to August 3, 2013. Logan would serve as his father’s best man.
The 12-minute ceremony happened and Logan was walked down the aisle in his mother’s arms.
Logan Stevenson died on Monday, August 5, 2013 at 8:18 p.m. in his mother’s arms.
Note: Christine’s 13-year-old daughter Isabella was a bridesmaid and the Stevenson’s one-year-old daughter Savannah was a flower girl.
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Spain’s worst rail crash in decades left at least 77 people dead and dozens more injured, officials said on Thursday, as investigators tried to establish how a passenger train that some reports said was traveling at excessive speed derailed outside Santiago de Compostela.
Emergency workers were still picking their way through mangled debris more than 12 hours after one of Europe’s deadliest rail accidents in recent years. No official cause has been determined although many Spanish media outlets blamed the crash on the train taking a curve at about twice the maximum permitted speed.
The train, with 218 people on board, derailed as Santiago de Compostela in northwest Spain prepared for an annual festival that was canceled as local people tried to absorb the scale of the disaster.
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