Family, friends say goodbye to 14-year-old boy who died from brain-eating amoeba

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- Family and friends on Friday said goodbye to the Houston-area teenager who died after getting a brain-eating amoeba.

Michael John Riley Junior died August 30 after a weeklong battle against the disease.

Doctors believe he contracted the amoeba while swimming at Sam Houston State Park.

The funeral for Riley was held at Sugar Creek Baptist Church in Sugar Land.

Riley is the second child in our area to die from a brain-eating amoeba this year.
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