-- After finding a note from her 6-year-old son who died from an amoebic infection last week, a mother took to Facebook to post a message in his honor.
Leland Shoemake was receiving treatment at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta after being infected with an amoeba called Balamuthia mandrillaris that infected his brain. He died on Friday, according a Facebook page called Prayers for Leland.
When Leland’s parents Amber and Tim returned home to pick out clothes for Leland to be buried in, they found a note from their son reading, “Still with you. Thank you mom and dad,” on their living room table, according to the Facebook page.