Nearly 1,000 Attend Funeral For Boy Killed By Brain-Eating Amoeba

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email
The service was held Saturday for 12-year-old Zachary Reyna who became infected with Naegleria fowleri, after knee-boarding with friends.

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Sunday, September 1, 2013

Nearly 1,000 people gathered for the funeral of a Florida boy who was infected by a rare and deadly brain eating amoeba.

The public visitation and service was held Saturday for 12-year-old Zachary Reyna at the LaBelle Middle School Gym. The burial service was held at the nearby cemetery.

The family announced the funeral services on a Facebook posting.

Hundreds of family members, friends and even strangers attended the services. A slide show at the service displayed pictures of Reyna, some in his baseball uniform.

Reyna became infected Aug. 3 while knee boarding with friends. Doctors told the family the boy had extensive brain damage.

The family decided earlier to donate his organs for others who were "waiting on a miracle."


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