KENNER, La. (WGNO) — Community members gathered to give blood on Wednesday, June 7 to honor the memory of 12-year-old Adrian Flores Fajardo, who was recently taken off life support at New Orleans Children’s Hospital.

In May, Fajardo suffered critical injuries, when an ice cream truck crashed into his family’s apartment in Kenner in last month.

Fajardo’s family donated his organs after his death.

“This is something we can do to save lives. Just like Adrian gave his organs to bless so many families, we can do this, we can give blood to save lives,” said his uncle, Joel Orellana.

The truck driver, 71-year-old Mechael Mansoor, was charged with negligent homicide following Fajardo’s death.

Investigators say that Mansoor was speeding through a parking lot before the crash.

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