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Tributes paid to six-year-old Riley Jake Jackson

Posted on 30th October 2018

Tributes have been paid to Riley Jake Jackson, who died in a house fire in Ilkeston this weekend. riley-Jackson2

In a statement released by the six-year-old’s family, he was described as a superhero whose light will always shine.

The statement said: “Riley touched the lives of everyone who met him.

“Despite being born with a serious heart condition and needing surgery just after his first birthday at Glenfield Hospital, as well as dealing with multiple health conditions, he took it in his stride like the brave warrior that he is.

“Riley loved life and lived every day to the full, never letting any barriers hold him back.

“He is a superhero, and his light will always shine as brightly as his smile.”

Riley’s family has asked for privacy.

They have also said that anyone who wishes to make a donation to charity in Riley’s memory can do so at:

  • Heart Link Children’s Charity, based at Glenfield Hospital
  • Keep The Beat children’s charity
  • Patches Heart Group

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