|Published:||Aug 27, 2013 7:12 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Aug 27, 2013 7:12 PM EDT|
LABELLE, FL.--Zachary Reyna is on a journey to save lives. Those are the words used by the family of Reyna's to describe the boy's mission after death.
Reyna fought a long and hard battle with a brain-eating amoeba and now that his fight is over, he's able to help others keep on living.
The family decided to donate Zac's organs for others who are in need.
Late Monday night Zac's brother posted a touching picture to Facebook of him holding Zac's hand with a post that said saying goodbye was the hardest thing he's ever had to do.
"God's will was done and now we are to pray for the family," said Labelle resident Debbie White.
"We wake up praying for the little boy and the family and go to bed praying and that will not stop," said Pat Langford.
As soon as Zac was hospitalized, people all across southwest Florida stepped up to the plate.
Perhaps the biggest way was prayer for a family who made it known that God was at the center of their lives.
"Pray is what I could do and I couldn't do a whole lot, but I could do that," said White.
Even though Labelle is a small town and the brain eating amoeba is extremely rare.
Man parents with children say what happened to Zac made them realize danger is everywhere.
What's getting many through the pain is that Zac will live on by giving other people life.
His family is donating his organs to others who waiting on a miracle.
"Out of this tragedy if someone else could be helped that is something that Zac is passing on and that's a beautiful thing," said White.
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