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Grieving parents to donate teen's organs

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC-TV) - A Mid-South mother and father preparing to bury their teenage son say they will donate his organs to give others a chance at life.

Millington High School junior Jordan Brooks remained on life support Sunday night following a tragic motor vehicle accident on Old Brownsville Road.

Authorities say the 17-year-old was driving north Sunday morning when his truck veered off the road and hit a tree.

Iris Brooks said her son was full of life and wanted to change the world. "He was vibrant, excited, always laughing...beautiful smile."

The young broadcasting student was featured earlier this month on Action News 5 after he won the film division of the NAACP's Regional ACT-SO competition. The prize was awarded for a video montage Jordan produced about the war in Iraq, one in which his father served.

"He was a good boy, and I was proud of him," said Brian Brooks.

Jordan was preparing to travel to New York this summer to participate in the national competition.

Instead, his family is preparing to lay him to rest.

"We know our hearts will eventually heal, but we're just hurting right now," said Iris Brooks. "We hurt, but we're going to get through it. With God's help and grace, we're going to get through it."

His parents say Jordan meant the world to them.

They plan to donate his organs so he can continue to make a difference for others, even in death.


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