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PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! The father of a nine-year-old boy, killed when he was struck by lightning, has said that his kind son will save three other children - as he was an organ donor. Jordan Banks, from Blackpool, was killed during a thunderstorm on Tuesday (May 11) when he was struck by lightning while playing football. Jordan's heartbroken father, Matt Banks, has paid tribute to his "amazing" son on Facebook, revealing that his son's organs will be donated to save the lives of three other children. Mr Banks said that he felt it was time to say something after seeing so much media coverage about his little boy. To get the latest email updates from Yorkshire Live, click here . He said that he also wanted to share the photographs that he knew Jordan would like, instead of the ones that have been "all over the news". He said: "Jordan was and is the most amazing little person he had the biggest heart and would do anything for anyone. "[...] when parents say they have the best kid ever, he GENERALLY was the best ever and if I ever could of asked for a perfect child that was my Jordan, I couldn’t of been prouder of him always putting other people himself, such a selfless little person. "Even now his kindness has meant that 3 other children may be able to live as he always told us he wanted to be able to help other people if he could so was a donor and has donated which we know will be what he wanted." Mr Banks went on to explain that little Jordan's passion was Liverpool FC, though he admitted that this may have been his influence and said it was "probably more me forcing it on him". He said that Jordan also liked to look "trendy" and would change his outfit up to three times a day, much to the displeasure of his mum, Jen, who Mr Banks said had to handle all the washing. "His favourite T-shirt was his cobra Kai top as he was obsessed with cobra Kai he always wanted his Liverpool or cobra Kai top on and would not be happy if they weren’t clean", Mr Banks said. Jordan and his 'heartbroken' dad, Matt (Image: Matt Banks) He added: "He was allowed one question relating to cobra Kai an hour as otherwise our day would of spoke about it all day and everything always related with it and went back to it. "Literally words can’t even explain how heartbroken I am..
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." Mr Banks concluded his poignant tribute by explaining that this was the "real message" he wanted to put across and is thankful that he never took any time with Jordan for granted. He said: "I always made sure we had quality family time and did whatever I could to show him how much he was loved and how special and beautiful he was.
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"So what I ask of anyone with children cherish every moment even moments that seem insignificant right now..picking them up from school, putting them to bed at night, making them a drink have tea time together..as you never know when moments like that will be taken away from you, it only feels like yesterday I was making jordan a brew, putting him to bed, getting kisses, squeezing him and playing with him. "Don’t take any time for granted as you may end up wishing you had more like me! So please please if you are busy and they might want to play a game or watch something with you just find time because it’s priceless. Please share this with other parents as a little reminder of how special and precious time is with your children."
Jordan's dad praised his son's kindness and said the little boy has donated his organs
(Image: Matt Banks)
Earlier this week, tributes were paid to Jordan by his youth football club, Clifton Rangers, who said on Facebook: "It is with great sadness and a very heavy heart we announce that the tragic incident yesterday involved one of our own players. "Jordan of our U9 Bees, tragically passed away yesterday evening doing what he loved. Jordan was a shining light and an inspiration to everyone that he met. “A strong, determined and courageous young man, who will be missed by everyone. The world has truly lost an extraordinary young man, who had done so much good in his community." Multiple GoFundMe pages have since been set up to help the family pay for funeral costs. Download the YorkshireLive app to customise the news that matters to you and get the latest updates first.
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