8-year-old Boy Dies from Injuries in Waukesha Christmas Parade Massacre

8-year-old Jackson Sparks, injured in the Waukesha Holiday Parade tragedy, has died.

  • According to a GoFundMe page set up for the family, eight-year-old Jackson Sparks underwent brain surgery following the incident, according to a local CBS newsroom.
  • On Tuesday, Nov 23, an update said Jackson succumbed to his injuries and passed away. 
  • Jackson, along with his 12-year-old brother, were both seriously hurt after Darrell Brooks plowed through a Christmas parade Sunday, Nov 21 in Waukesha, Wisconsin.
  • Both boys were taken to Children’s Wisconsin for treatment, according to the report.
  • Five other people were killed during the parade tragedy, ranging in age from 52-81.
  • Jackson will be the youngest victim added to the list, bringing the total to six. 

Aaron Sparks and Sheri Sparks would like to thank everyone for your prayers and amazing support during this difficult time.

They wanted to give an update to everyone as you are likely aware, Tucker (12) and Jackson (8) Sparks were both seriously injured during the Waukesha Christmas Parade attack and have been in the ICU since.

Tucker, by the grace of God is miraculously recovering from his injuries and will be being discharged home.

This afternoon, our dear Jackson has sadly succumbed to his injuries and passed away.

Please know that they appreciate your continued prayers and tremendous outpouring of support for their family. They do however ask for privacy at this time to allow Tucker to continue to heal physically and their family to heal and mourn the tremendous loss of their sweet little boy who is now under the care of Jesus.