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WAUSAU (WAOW) -
A 4-year-old Hatley boy said "Thank you" to the police and fire departments who helped save his life.
Jordan Dixon was critically hurt after a crash in March. It happened on Wausau's Thomas Street. His father, Michael Dixon, 24, was killed in the crash.
Jordan's mother said it's been a long road to recovery. But she said her son's positive spirit, smile and attitude have captured everyone's attention.
4-year-old Jordan Dixon is slowly returning to normal life.
His mother said it's because of the men and women at Wausau's Police and Fire Departments.
"I don't know exactly who was there and who wasn't, but it's the fact that it was this part of the community that was there," said Natalie Fletcher, Jordan's Mother.
Jordan faced brain surgery and months of recovery in the hospital. He was critically hurt in a car crash in Wausau in March.
"I never stop thinking about it, I can't," said Fletcher.
"We didn't know if he would ever walk again, talk again, eat by himself again, and he beat every single odd," said Fletcher.
These days, little Jordan is on the mend. The 4-year-old and his family visited the Wausau Fire and Police Departments to say "Thank you".
The men and women at the departments said Jordan has changed their lives.
"There's special significance here with Jordan, that how bad he was injured, and to see that he's come back around and doing so well is just wonderful to see and just really uplifting for us," said Capt. Ben Bliven, Wausau Police Department.
And uplifting for the community, as people have followed Jordan's road to recovery.
"As he gets older and sees the pictures, he'll really understand what happened and what impact his little life made on dozens upon dozens upon dozens of people," said Fletcher.
Jordan's mother said the memories are painful, but they've also given the family new enthusiasm, and a reason to never lose hope.
Jordan still has a lot of physical therapy ahead, but also plenty to celebrate.
Fletcher said her son turns 5-years-old in January. She said it will be a very special birthday as they celebrate Jordan's life.
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