As per reports, an 8-year-old boy, identified as Jackson Sparks, has died from injuries suffered following the Waukesha Christmas parade attack.

A GoFundMe page has been set up for the Sparks’ family. We’re breaking down everything that you need to know, including how to donate.

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What happened in Waukesha, Wisconsin?

Reportedly, an SUV ploughed into a Christmas parade in the city of Waukesha, Wisconsin, hitting and injuring dozens of people on Sunday (November 21st).

The Waukesha Christmas parade is an annual event, usually held on the Sunday before Thanksgiving. 

As per the BBC, at least 40 people were left injured as a result of the attack. Five people were confirmed dead, but the count has since increased to six with the sad passing of Jackson Sparks.

The five victims who were also killed in the tragic events have been identified as: Virginia Sorenson, 79, LeAnna Owen, 71, Tamara Durand, 52, Jane Kulich, 42, and Wilhelm Hospel, 81.

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8-year-old dies following Christmas parade tragedy

In latest news, a post from Life Point Church on Facebook and an update shared on the GoFundMe page has confirmed that 8-year-old attack victim Jackson Sparks has sadly passed away.

The update explains: “This afternoon, our dear Jackson has sadly succumbed to his injuries and passed away.”

Jackson’s brother, Tucker, 12, was also injured as a result of the tragedy. However, the elder Sparks is reportedly recovering from his injuries.

How to donate to Jackson Sparks’ GoFundMe

Before Jackson’s sad passing, Alyssa Albro set up a GoFundMe page for the Sparks family.

The fundraiser reads: “While attending the Waukesha Christmas parade, an SUV tragically entered the parade route and struck 40 victims. Two of those victims were children, Tucker (age 12) and Jackson (age 8) Sparks.

“The family is facing mounting medical expenses with two children receiving medical treatment, and time away from work. Any donation, large or small, is so appreciated and will make a big difference to the Sparks family.”

At the time of publishing, the GoFundMe page has raised over $368k for the Sparks family.

You’re able to donate here.

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