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Sad & Scary — Texas Teen Dead From Rare Brain-Eating Disease He Got From Swimming In A Lake

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This is so sad!

Michael Riley, Jr., a 14-year-old boy from Texas, has died after contracted a very rare brain-eating disease while swimming in a lake earlier this month.

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The teen had gone on a trip to Louisiana with his track team when he hopped into the lake with the rest of his friends. A week later, he was in a medically-induced coma as doctors desperately tried to save his life from the disease.

The disease, which as only affected a handful of people in America over the last five decades, is caused by a bacteria known as Naegleria fowleri, which is found in

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Ben Roseth Battles Fatal Disease With Superhuman Strength

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Wow, talk about teamwork!!!

This is so inspiring!

When Ben Roseth was diagnosed with (ALD), a rare and often fatal disease that has no cure, his strength and energy went way down.

He could barely stand, let alone go to the doctor's office.

So his siblings decided to give him a superhero identity and named him

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