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Rowan Elementary Welcomes Back Hit-And-Run Victim

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HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Rowan Elementary School students got the chance to see one of their classmates for the first time in three months Friday. The school held a program and toy drive in his honor.

In September, Jordan was hit by car while he was riding his bike.

"Words cannot express what I felt seeing my grand baby lying there not know if he was alive or dead," said Linda Gilmore, his grandmother who was one of the first on the scene.

She said his recovery is a miracle.

"My heart is so blessed and thankful that God took care of him," she said.

He spent several weeks at the Blair E. Batson Children's Hospital in Jackson. His schoolmates at  donated toys to children at Batson's through a toy drive in his honor.

Academy Sports also attended the program to give the students safety tips for riding a bike.

"A lot of kids don't really know the safety tips that they need for bicycle riding and it's just like a vehicle there are a lot of safety things you need to know about it," said Dollie Young, administrative assistant of Academy Sports.

They also gave Jordan a new bike helmet. West Point Baptist Church gave him a new bike.

"When we heard of the tragedy that happened with Jordan, we wanted to do something that would put a smile on his face," said Tony Reimonenq, a pastor at West Point.

Jordan has to undergo another surgery after Christmas.

His family is staying hopeful that everything goes well.

His accident was a hit-and-run and authorities are still looking for the person responsible.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Hattiesburg Police Department.

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