Young Boy Dies from Brain-Eating Amoeba

In a sad turn of events, the 12-year-old boy who was infected by a brain-eating amoeba, passed away on Saturday.

According to NBC Latino, the young Florida boy, Zachary Reyna, united a large community while battling a rare brain-eating infection.

“Even though Zac has passed, he will still be saving many lives,” said his father, Jesse Reyna, through a Facebook page created for Zachary.

Fox News Latino reports that the 12-year-old had been fighting the infection for weeks, after he contracted it on August 3.

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