Naegleria fowleri occurs in warm freshwater. Typically people are infected when contaminated water enters through their nose. It is normally fatal. Only four people out of 143 infected between 1962 and 2017 survived, according to the CDC.
The last confirmed case in Texas was in 2016, The Tribune reported.
Stabile is described as an avid outdoorsman who loved fishing, surfing and snowboarding. His family created a GoFundMe account to establish a foundation to raise awareness about the rare and fatal parasite.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.