Jace’s mother: ‘brain injury was too severe for him to wake up’

Two photos uploaded to Ashlee Ferré’s Facebook page show Ashlee and her son Jace, 7. (Facebook)

Late Wednesday night, Ashlee Ferré posted on social media a heartfelt update on the condition of her 7-year-old son, Jace.

“Jace’s brain injury was too severe for him to wake up again,” Ashlee wrote.  “I’m so at a loss for words he’s my son he’s my pride and joy he made me a mom.”

Earlier in the day, Ashlee told Oil City News that the family was waiting for results from an MRI.

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The post indicated that Jace will be taken off life support sometime on Friday.

The announcement was met with an outpouring of condolences and support on a Facebook page dedicated to Jace, who suffered severe brain damage after a drowning accident during a birthday party last Saturday at a Casper hotel.

Jace was airlifted to Children’s Hospital in Denver after being revived at Wyoming Medical Center on Saturday.

While there, Ashlee has given social media updates on his condition in response to the many messages from residents in Casper and elsewhere.

Ashlee said in her post that Jace’s organs and tissue will be donated. “Jace will be able to be what he always wanted to be a superhero because he will be able to save children’s lives and make it to where those children get their lives back,” said Ashlee.

“I am your mommy and you will always be in my heart no matter how far you are.”