SYDNEY, Australia — An Australian man died Friday surrounded by family and friends eight years after swallowing a garden snail on a dare from his friends at a backyard party.
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Ballard fell into a coma for 420 days after developing a type of meningitis, which most people recover from, but he didn't, suffering a severe brain infection instead, Sky News reported.
He was left paralyzed from the waist down and confined to a wheelchair.
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