Last young patient from Waukesha Christmas Parade discharged from Children's Hospital

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The last of the 18 children admitted to Children's Hospital of Wisconsin following the Waukesha Christmas Parade attack has been released.

The hospital provided an update Friday afternoon that the final child was discharged on New Year's Day.

In the statement the hospital said "while one child sadly did not survive, we are thankful that the medical conditions of the others involved have improved. Though they are home now, we know this is a journey and many face a long recovery as a result of serious injuries, both physical and mental. They will continue to need the love, support and dedication of the community."

Among the 18 children originally admitted to the hospital was 8-year-old Jackson Sparks, who died.

At least 60 people were injured and six died when, police and prosecutors say, Darrell Brooks Jr., 39, of Milwaukee, drove his SUV into the crowd at the Waukesha Christmas Parade on Nov. 21.

Waukesha County Circuit Court Commissioner Kevin Costello ruled Friday that the case against Brooks will proceed to trial.

Contact Drake Bentley at (414) 391-5647 or DBentley1@gannett.com. Follow him on Twitter at @DrakeBentleyMJS.

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