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Another child discharged from Children’s Wisconsin, 7 patients remain

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Published: Nov. 27, 2021 at 5:07 PM CST|Updated: Nov. 28, 2021 at 3:28 PM CST
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MILWAUKEE, Wis. (WBAY) - UPDATE 11/28/2021 - Hospital officials say another child has been released from Children’s Wisconsin after being injured one week ago during a rampage at the Waukesha Christmas Parade.

According to a hospital spokesperson, the number of children who are still hospitalized for their injuries is down to seven, after 16 were initially hospitalized last Sunday.

In more good news, the number of children listed in serious condition also decreased Sunday by one.

Out of the seven remaining patients, officials list their conditions as the following:

  • 3 in serious (down from four Saturday)
  • 3 in fair (up from two Saturday)
  • 1 in good (down from two Saturday)

The rampage killed six people, and injured dozens more. One of the dead included an eight-year-old boy, who died earlier this week.

Late Sunday afternoon, the City of Waukesha says it will hold a moment of silence and will light the city blue to honor the victims. The moment of silence will be held at 4:39 p.m., which marks the time a driver plowed through the crowd.

Waukesha City Council members will all have a supply of blue light bulbs to hand out in their respective neighborhoods starting this Saturday and downtown Waukesha businesses will also have some to give out for free. Officials noted there will be an additional supply of blue light bulbs arriving in the city next week. Each household is asked to limit themselves to one bulb per home.

INITIAL REPORT 11/27/2021 (WBAY) - A hospital spokesperson says another child who was hospitalized for injuries following last weekend’s Christmas parade rampage in Waukesha has returned home.

Late Saturday afternoon, an officials announced there are still eight patients being treated at Children’s Wisconsin. That number is down from Friday’s report of nine remaining patients.

Initially, 16 patients were treated for injuries at Children’s Wisconsin following the rampage, which left six dead and dozens injured.

Out of the eight remaining patients, hospital officials say:

  • 4 are in serious condition
  • 2 are in fair condition
  • 2 are in good condition

Earlier this week, a spokesperson said five children were in critical condition, two were in fair condition and three were in good condition.

The hospital said that families who need emotional support can call the Children’s Wisconsin Mental and Behavioral Health Helpline at (414) 266-6500. They can also call or text the Disaster Distress Helpline at (800) 985-5990.

Officials noted Tuesday that a child, 8-year-old Jackson Sparks, had died as a result of their injuries from the parade. A fundraiser for the Sparks family has raised nearly $430,000.

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