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4-year-old recovering after serious car crash


It's been one month since a four-year-old boy was seriously hurt in a Wausau crash, but his family says he's recovering well. 

The little boy's father, Michael Dixon, died in the crash that happened in March on Thomas Street in Wausau.

One month ago, Jordan Dixon had brain surgery and his future was unknown.

But now, Jordan's condition is a much different story. His smiles and giggles are back once again.

"The first time he giggled I cried, and my friend said that's the first time I've seen you cry of joy," said Jordan Dixon's mother, Natalie Fletcher.

Fletcher told Newsline 9 her son is making incredible progress.

"We've been here just over a month and he's already walking and trying to lick his nose," said Fletcher.

Almost every day, Jordan grabs his mother's hand and the two head to rehab.

Jordan can't talk much, but he can certainly laugh and make everyone else smile.

"Just because he can't talk doesn't mean he can't comprehend everything. He responds to commands, he's doing amazing," said Fletcher.

The little boy is in speech therapy. He has to learn to do simple tasks all over again, from walking, to throwing, and standing on his own.

It's not easy, but Jordan's mother told us her son is rarely sad.

"Are you going to give me a kiss? Thank you," Fletcher told her son.

It's not just his family watching him get better. Thousands of people on Facebook are staying updated on Jordan's recovery.

"It's phenomenal how many people care about this little boy and the outcome," Fletcher told Newsline 9.

According to Jordan's mother, doctors are optimistic about the four-year-old's future. She said that's something she's waited to hear.

"He has a future, that's all that matters now," Fletcher added.

A benefit for Jordan took place this weekend. Family members say more than 200 people showed their support, raising more than $10,000 for Jordan's medical expenses.

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