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Tweet: Walker Wilbanks' heart will beat again

On Tuesday night, Walker's brother tweeted that his heart saved a 14-year-old boy. Source: Twitter On Tuesday night, Walker's brother tweeted that his heart saved a 14-year-old boy. Source: Twitter
Jackson Prep students gather on the football field to pray after the loss of their classmate Source: Facebook Jackson Prep students gather on the football field to pray after the loss of their classmate Source: Facebook
Marshall Ramsey's cartoon in honor of Walker has over 1,000 retweets. Source: Marshall Ramsey Marshall Ramsey's cartoon in honor of Walker has over 1,000 retweets. Source: Marshall Ramsey
Students at Jackson Academy, Jackson Prep's arch rival, wear red in honor of Walker. Source: Bryan Eubank Students at Jackson Academy, Jackson Prep's arch rival, wear red in honor of Walker. Source: Bryan Eubank
The Clarion Ledger's tribute to Walker on the front page of Wednesday's paper. Source: WLBT The Clarion Ledger's tribute to Walker on the front page of Wednesday's paper. Source: WLBT
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

The Jackson Prep family and the Jackson community are continuing to mourn the loss of an athlete, student, friend, brother, and son. 

Many are remembering the impact Walker Wilbanks had on their lives, and now there's word he's still changing lives, even after death.

On Tuesday night, Walker's younger brother, Landon, tweeted "Walker's heart is going to save a 14-year-old boy. Dang that's awesome." 

Social media has been buzzing about the incredible gift of life that Walker has given to others.

A widely circulating social media post from Tuesday night reads:

"Walker's organs have already been transplanted. A woman can see because of his corneas. Someone has a working liver. Another has working lungs. Another has a pancreas. And a 14-year-old now has a heart. 4 peoples' lives were saved today and 1 can now see."

We believe that the post originated from a group text between some Jackson Prep cheerleaders. 

Jackson Prep and the Wilbanks family have seen an overwhelming show of support from the community, especially from crosstown rival Jackson Academy, where Walker attended Elementary school. 

JA students held gatherings and prayer sessions throughout the week and on Tuesday the student body wore red to honor Walker. 

According to Coach Bill Bunch, the Associate Headmaster at JA, the Raider football team has ordered helmets with red No. 65 decals on the backs of them that they will wear for the remainder of the football season. 

Bunch says that the entire Raider football team will travel to the funeral together.

Both the JA and Prep football teams will wear their school uniforms to the funeral, instead of a coat and tie, to signify two distinct groups coming together to honor Walker.

Madison Central also tweeted a picture of their scoreboard that displayed a memoriam to Walker during Tuesday night's jamboree.

Many other high schools across the state have also held gatherings and prayers in honor of him.

Wednesday's Clarion Ledger is a tribute to Walker, with the No. 65 covering it's front page, and Marshall Ramsey's cartoon in honor of him has been retweeted over a thousand times.  

Walker's funeral is set to be held on Friday at 11 am at First Baptist Church in Jackson. Jackson Prep's football game against Copiah Academy will be held on Saturday. 

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