The Christmas Parade in Waukesha was turned into a tragedy when an SUV plowed through the crowd, killing two people. Five persons died at the site, and the sixth victim, 8-year-old Jackson Spark, died in the hospital due to the severity of his injuries, according to the police report. Four of the persons who died were members of the amateur dancing company “Milwaukee Dancing Grannies,” which performed in the attack.
According to reports, approximately 60 people were believed to have been hurt. According to reports, thirteen of them are youngsters, with six still in serious condition.
Darrell Brooks, 39, a registered sex offender, was charged with a heinous crime in Waukesha on November 11. Brooks was released from prison on a $1,000 bond on November 11, only hours before the horrific conduct. The reason behind this remains a mystery.
A 6th person has died in the #Waukesha massacre. 8-year-old Jackson Sparks died in hospital. Nearly 50 others were injured when Darrell Brooks, a registered sex offender out on bail on other offenses, allegedly rammed his car through the Christmas parade. https://t.co/FzSxZr7HpH— Andy Ngô 🏳️🌈 (@MrAndyNgo) November 23, 2021
And, as the entire country mourns the deaths of those who were brutally murdered, one particular man is stepping in to help the bereaved families of those who were killed.
J.J. Watt, a defensive end with the Arizona Cardinals, has volunteered to pay all of the expenditures associated with the funerals and memorial services.
Journalist Cory Jennerjohn said on Twitter that “J.J. Watt is paying the burial fees for everyone who lost their lives in the Waukesha Christmas Parade.” “Wow, what an incredible gesture. He has a tremendous amount of heart.”
J.J. Watt is covering the funeral costs for everyone that lost their life in the Waukesha Christmas Parade. That is an amazing gesture. He has such a huge heart.— Cory Jennerjohn (@CoryJennerjohn) November 23, 2021
The fact is that this is not the first time Watt has shown charity to a stranger who needs assistance. He is well-known for having a heart of gold and for being unselfish. In 2017, he successfully raised $37 million for individuals who had been afflicted by Hurricane Harvey. As he approaches his 32nd birthday, he is doing all in his ability to be the change he wishes to see in the world.
According to him, “whatever you accomplish on the field pales in contrast to what you do off the field.” When it comes down to it, if I’m known as a football player, and mainly a good football player, and that’s all I’m remembered for, I’ve done a lousy job in my life.
Watt came to Twitter after the tragedy in Waukesha to express his grief and give condolences to the victims’ families.
Just now seeing what happened at the holiday parade back home in Waukesha tonight.— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) November 22, 2021
Truly hoping everyone is going to be ok and those not involved are now safe.
Thankful to everyone who rushed to action and helped the wounded.
In an email, he added, “I’m just now witnessing what occurred during the Christmas parade back home in Waukesha tonight.” “These are horrifying sights. I hope that everyone will be well and that those not involved are safe. Thanks to everyone who sprang into action and provided assistance to the injured.”