Thirteen-year-old Caleb Ziegelbauer has been fighting a rare brain-eating amoeba for more than two months.

Florida Boy Fighting For His Life From Rare Brain-Eating Amoeba Transferred To Chicago

Thirteen-year-old Caleb Ziegelbauer has been fighting a rare brain-eating amoeba for more than two months.
13-Year-OLd Caleb Ziegelbauer

Thirteen-year-old Caleb Ziegelbauer has been fighting a rare brain-eating amoeba for more than two months.

His story has captured international attention. Caleb’s flight departed at 1 p.m. on Jet ICU, a Tampa-based air ambulance company, that transferred Caleb to Chicago where he will continue his treatment.

Jet ICU is providing the flight and transport at no cost. 

After a visit to a Port Charlotte beach on July 1st, Caleb began complaining to his parents about a headache. Soon after they noticed he had a fever.

His family took him to the hospital where he has been fighting for his life ever since. His parents have never left his side during the horrific ordeal.

Doctors say a brain-eating amoeba swam up his nose and infected his brain.

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His parents are traveling with Caleb as he makes his way to Chicago. A Go Fund Me page has been set up to help him get the care that he needs. So far, more than $64,000 has been raised. 

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