We told you last week how Zachary Reyna, 12, was fighting for his life after contracting a brain-eating parasite, while kneeboarding in a water filled ditch.
On Saturday his family announced Reyna lost his battle. The announcement came through a Facebook page that has been providing updates from his family.
The post said,"The battle is over for Zac but he won the war."
The family messaged that a ventilator was being used so that the boy's organs could be donated.
Doctors gave Zachary an experimental drug to treat the rare amoeba, called Naegleria fowleri. This same drug was used to treat 12-year-old Kali Hardig recently in Arkansas, after which she became only the third person in the last 50 years known to survive the deadly parasite.
According to the CDC, between 2001 and 2010, there were only 32 reported cases of people getting Naegleria fowleri in the U.S.
Naegleria fowleri is found in hot springs and warm freshwater. The amoeba enters the body through the nose and travels to the brain.