Family seeks donations for funeral expenses of baby born prematurely

An account has been set up at Capital One Bank for donations to help defray funeral expenses for Amaiyah Faythe Delagarza, of Lolita.

The Advocate wrote a story about Amaiyah, a 10-ounce baby born to Rene and Victoria Delagarza in early January.

Amaiyah died Tuesday, her mother said. Delagarza did not want to speak about her daughter's death but did say the family needs help.

Anyone who wants to make a donation to the family to help cover funeral expenses, is asked to contact Peggy Perez at 361-660-5580.

The family is also planning a benefit in late March, but details were not yet available.