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Jace Ferré

Jace Ferré

A 7-year-old Casper child who suffered a near-drowning last week will be taken off life support, his mother said in a Thursday morning social media post.

Wyoming Medical Center staff resuscitated Jace Ferré on Saturday after his heart stopped during a pool party at a location on Second Street in Casper. He was flown to Children’s Hospital Colorado for medical treatment for a severe brain injury, his mother wrote on social media earlier this week.

He was a good swimmer and was being watched while at the pool, according to his mother. Despite the precautions, an accident happened, she wrote.

On Thursday, Ashlee Ferré wrote that her son’s brain injury was too severe for recovery. She told a 3,700-member Facebook group dedicated to the child that his organs will be donated.

“Jace will live on,” She wrote. “Jace will be able to be what he always wanted to be, a superhero. ... He will be able to save children’s lives.”

Ferré thanked followers for praying for her son and asked for privacy before he is taken off life support Friday.

“Jesus wanted him a little sooner,” she wrote. “Jace was and is truly loved.”

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Crime and Courts Reporter

Shane Sanderson is a Star-Tribune reporter who primarily covers criminal justice. Sanderson is a proud University of Missouri graduate. Lately, he’s been reading Cormac McCarthy and cooking Italian food. He writes about his own life in his free time.

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