Sep 19, 2013 7:13 PM
CORPUS CHRISTI - This was a pretty tearful day for the family and friends of Cameron Espinosa. The 13-year-old's funeral mass today featured teammates and classmates of the Haas Middle School student who died as a result of a severe allergic reaction to ant bites.
Just one week ago, some of these students at today's mass were playing football with him. Today, they carried his casket to and from the hearse at Corpus Christi Cathedral.
During a game last week, Espinosa was bitten by ants, suffered a severe allergic reaction and passed away a few days later as he was in a medically induced coma.
"I'll remember his laugh, his smile, his personality. He was such a good person. He was the best friend," says classmate Caylee Rackley.
"He always smiled and enjoyed. The teammate never let down anybody. He gave 100-percent everyday, says classmate Dominic Lopez.
The players lined to aisle of the cathedral as he casket was moved to the front for the service.
The Corpus Christi Independent School District announced this week there will be a full review of the policies and procedures in place in regards to athletic events and medical emergencies.
Espinosa's family has hired attorney Thomas J. Henry for their own investigation.
The district and the family agree that neither knew Cameron was allergic to ant bites.
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