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Getting to know 4-year-old boy involved in deadly Wausau crash

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We're learning more about a four-year-old boy fighting for his life in a Marshfield hospital. Jordan Dixon was involved in a car crash in Wausau on Saturday that killed his father.

Jordan's family calls him the glue that holds them all together, but now that's he's recovering from brain surgery, they want that light back in their life once again.

"I could not imagine life without that little boy," Jordan Dixon's aunt, Sarah Fletcher, said.

Fletcher has been watching her nephew in a hospital bed for the past few days, looking for positives in the wake of tragedy.

"He's alive and that's all we care about," Fletcher told Newsline 9.

Wausau police say 24-year-old Michael Dixon was driving a car Saturday on Thomas Street, when it crashed. He was pronounced dead at the scene. His son, four-year-old Jordan Dixon, was flown to the hospital and had brain surgery.

"He's going to get through it," Fletcher said. "That little boy is just the light of everyone's life in our family," she added.

His family says it's a light that is shining in the wake of another tragedy, the loss of Jordan's grandmother.

"Jordan, I mean, when we lost our mom, he just made everyone happy. That little boy's smile, he pretty much holds our family together," Fletcher said.

His family says Jordan is like many boys his age, loving to ride his bike and practice karate. He's also been very active, ever since he was born.

"The first time I saw him when he was born, I called him my little chunker monkers, 10 pound baby, that's what he was," Fletcher reflected back.

But now, as Jordan clings to life, he's not the same active four-year-old. Still, his family says they see a lot of hope.

"Today he held everyone's hand, he knows everybody is there," Fletcher said.

His family knows the boy they love is there, too. And even though he can't act like himself now, they say they hope his bright personality will be back very soon.

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