LABELLE (CBSMiami/AP) — The LaBelle 12-year-old infected by a rare and deadly brain eating amoeba was laid to rest this weekend.
Nearly 1,000 people gathered for the funeral Saturday for Zachary Reyna.READ MORE: CBS4 Exclusive: Former Broward Sheriff Scott Israel Calls Scot Peterson's Press Conference On His Deposition 'Fictional'
The public visitation and service was held 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.READ MORE: Miami Beach City Commission Unanimously Approves Dedicating Baseball Field After Surfside Condo Collapse Victim Manny LaFont
Reyna became infected Aug. 3 while knee boarding with friends. Doctors told the family the boy had extensive brain damage.
He was treated at Miami Children’s Hospital where doctors used medication to kill the amoeba, but said the damage to Reyna’s brain was too severe for him to surive.
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