LaBELLE, Florida (WBBH) - After saying goodbye one last time, Zachary Reyna's uncle spoke about the 12-year-old's battle against a brain-eating amoeba.
Zachary Reyna was taken off a ventilator Monday night, and his vital organs were successfully donated. He was pronounced brain-dead on Saturday after doctors failed to find any brain activity.
Zachary contracted the amoeba August 3rd while knee boarding in a water-filled ditch outside his LaBelle home.
Zachary beat the brain-eating amoeba but his family said it did too much damage to his brain.
"He's a fighter. We've said it from the beginning. He was fighting, he was fighting until the last minute. He was there with us fighting. Zac is a great kid. He's my nephew. I love him very much," Danny Reyna said.