(LABELLE Fla.)--Funeral services were held for 12-year-old Zachary Reyna on Saturday. Reyna fell victim to a brain-eating amoeba. His story touched the LaBelle community and people around the world as his family prayed he would become the fourth person to ever survive the amoeba. The number 4 became inspiration while Zac battled the amoeba, and solace after he died.
Captain Susan Harrelle of the Hendry County Sheriff's office said, "it's amazing that so many people have a tender place in their hearts for such suffering. It touches all of us and this family emotionally.
It's estimated more than one thousand people attended Saturday's funeral.
Isreal DeLeon, a family member of Reyna remembered Zac. "he was a good kid, a great kid really. So much fun, into athletics and sports. He will not be forgotten, never."
Zac Reyna is buried in Fort Denaud cemetary. Donations are still being accepted to help the Reyna family. If you'd like to help, you can send your donations to:
The Zachary Reyna Fund
P.O. Box 697
LaBelle, FL 33975