Girl Killed by Brain-Eating Amoeba Loved the Water

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“We’re the brown bear club, and she was our Snow White,” Yust said of the fact that Hally is the only blonde in a family of brunettes. They also nicknamed her “Bug” because of all the ladybug outfits she wore as a newborn.

The Yusts have established a women’s basketball scholarship at Kansas State University to honor Hally, who wanted to be a college basketball player, or a Harlem Globetrotter, Yust said.

“If you get to see any part of what she was, you’ll find out that she was so full of life,” he said. “She gave us so much that I don’t think we even realized until she’s been gone.”

Click here to find out more about the scholarship.

PHOTO: Hally Yust, 9, died last week because a rare brain-eating amoeba entered her nose while she played in freshwater.
Courtesy the Yust Family
PHOTO: Hally Yust, 9, died last week because a rare brain-eating amoeba entered her nose while she played in freshwater.

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