Family Prepares to Donate Organs of Seven-Year Old Jordan Arredondo

The family of seven-year old Jordan Arredondo said their final goodbyes to their child Tuesday as his body was prepared for organ donation at Driscoll Children's Hospital.

Jordan died Sunday as a result of injuries he sustained when a television fell off its stand and landed on top of him at the Mary McLeod Bethune Day Nursery Thursday afternoon.

Jordan's family said they want him to be remembered as a fun, loving and energetic boy who loved to dance. In fact, in December of 2012, 3News captured video of him dancing in a talent show at George Evans Elementary.

"Always a big smile or a big laugh," said Robert Arredondo, Jr., Jordan's grandfather. "His beautiful eyes just make you happy."

Arredondo said it brings a bit of joy to his heart knowing that a part of Jordan will help save others. The seven-year old's body has been preserved since then so that his organs can be donated to those in need.

Meanwhile, the family has not yet made funeral arrangements. They are still having a hard time coping with their loss.

"He's my little angel," Arredondo, Jr., said. "I'm going to miss him a lot."

A benefit will be held at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at a lot on the corner of Baldwin and Cloyde to help cover the costs of Jordan's funeral. Hamburgers and chips will be on sale for $6 a plate, and the event will go on until they sell out.


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