How A Florida Teen Survived A Rare Brain-Eating Amoeba Infection
Only three other people in the U.S. have survived a Naegleria fowleri infection in the past 50 years.By Briana Altergott | August 24, 2016
When 16-year-old Sebastian DeLeon was diagnosed with a rare brain-eating amoeba earlier this month, doctors told his family to say their goodbyes.
But a little more than three weeks later, against all odds, DeLeon is alive.
"We are so thankful that God has given us the miracle through this medical team and this hospital for having our son back and having him full of life," said DeLeon's mother Brunilda Gonzales during a news conference.