Teen Dies from Brain-Eating Amoeba After White Water Rafting Trip with Church
An Ohio teen has died after authorities believe she contracted a brain-eating amoeba while on vacation with her church youth choir. Lauren Seitz, 18, was traveling with the group from Church of The Messiah, United Methodist to sing at churches and nursing homes when they went on a rafting trip in North Carolina. That one day likely cost the rising college freshman her life. She died from Primary Amebic Meningoencephalitis.