Lightning strike victim improving at hospital

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - By Emily Luxen

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - A 10-year-old boy remains in the ICU at Children's Hospital after being hit by lightning.

Khalifah Jordan's mother said he continues to improve after he suffered a concussion and damage to his heart when he was struck.

"It scared me," said Champalle Jordan. "I never thought in a million years lightning would have struck my son. It has been really scary."

Jordan said her son was playing football with some friends when the storm rolled in. They took cover under a tree. That's when Khalifah and 12-year- old Ty Pigrome were hit. They were both rushed to Children's Hospital for treatment. Pigrome has been treated and released.

As a mother and registered nurse, Jordan said she learned an important lesson from the experience and she hopes other parents do as well.

"I want them to walk away knowing this can be a dangerous situation," said Jordan, "Anytime there is lightning, kids should not be outside playing."

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