The daddy of a boy who’s believed to have died after being struck by lightning has posted a heartfelt tribute to his son – and revealed the nine-year-old was an organ donor.
In a publish on Fb, Matt Banks mentioned his son Jordan’s “kindness has meant that 3 different kids could possibly reside”.
“He all the time advised us he wished to have the ability to assist different individuals if he may so was a donor and has donated which we all know might be what he wished,” Mr Banks added.
Law enforcement officials had been known as to fields close to College Street after reviews a toddler had been injured – however he died shortly after being taken to hospital.
Mr Banks went on to described Jordan because the “most wonderful” particular person with the “greatest coronary heart”.
“If I ever may of requested for an ideal youngster that was Jordan,” Mr Banks mentioned on Fb.
“He all the time made certain he regarded stylish and favored his outfit. His favorite t-shirt was his Cobra Kai prime as was obsessive about Cobra Kai.”
He added: “Not solely have I misplaced my little boy I’ve misplaced my little greatest mate we might sit and discuss for hours about his future.”
Alongside the publish, Mr Banks additionally posted a collection of images of his son.
In a separate tribute from his household on Wednesday, Jordan was described as a “lovely boy”.
“Yesterday our worlds stopped. We misplaced the brightest star our lovely boy Jordan,” they mentioned.
“His giggle, that infectious smile, golden curls, he was our every part.
“Clever past his years, caring, thoughtful, beneficiant and so loving. Our love is infinite. Goodnight lovely boy.”
Blackpool Tower was lit up pink and a tweet from the workers on the landmark mentioned: “Yesterday our neighborhood misplaced one in all its brightest lights, so this night we stand alongside Jordan Banks household, pals and our neighborhood to recollect a outstanding younger man. #LiverpoolFC.”
Jordan’s pals have paid tribute with flowers and presents left on the scene of the incident.
His greatest good friend, CJ Campbell, advised Sky Information: “I began crying right away as quickly as I heard [the news] as a result of he’s my absolute best good friend in my class at college.
“I used to be so shocked, you would not count on to listen to that information.”
Earlier than he died Jordan was elevating cash for psychological well being companies in honour of his uncle who took his personal life in 2018.
He raised £2,500 by operating 30 miles in 10 days.
His efforts attracted the eye of his hero, Liverpool footballer James Milner, who despatched him a video congratulating him on his “unbelievable” work.
Within the clip, Milner mentioned: “Simply keep in mind you by no means stroll alone, all of the boys are behind you… properly accomplished bud you need to be very proud.”
And forward of Thursday’s match in opposition to Manchester United, Liverpool gamers wore shirts with “Jordan 7” on the again in tribute to the nine-year-old.
Milner later devoted Liverpool’s victory to the teenager, tweeting with a collection of coronary heart emojis: “An enormous win for Jordan.”