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17-year-old Jared Colon makes a difference after death

The generous nature of Hillsborough’s Jared Colon lives on after his death.

Jared Colon
Jared Colon (ABC 7)

The 17-year-old’s organs, donated by his mother Beth after his death from a punch to the head, have already helped to save a life according to NJ.com.  “His skin, eyes, everything,” was donated she explained. “The one thing that has kept me going is that he would live on in others. That some other parent could maybe still have their son or daughter because of Jared.”

Beth says the fatal blow to the head caused bleeding in an area of the head where an operation was impossible. While not offering specifics about the altercation between Jared and the 16-year-old identified only as “S.M.” by the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office,  Beth hopes that his peers will learn that violence doesn’t solve problems. “I hope these kids learn that they need to resolve their problems peacefully,” she told NJ.com

Beth has established the Jared Colon Memorial Fund whose goal “is to help other children deal with anger issues so other families do not have to cope with what the Colon family is dealing with.” She asked that donations be made in lieu of flowers.

Jared’s viewing is scheduled for Friday from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. on Friday and his funeral Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Hillsborough Funeral Home.

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