He was just 11 months old, but after a romp outside, Garrett Richardson became host to roundworm eggs. Roundworms are terrifying parasites that will lie dormant outside of a host, waiting for their victim. What's most troubling about Garrett's case is how unlucky he was. Not only was his type of parasite relatively rare to begin with, but it also moved to his brain, which is itself an extremely unlikely occurrence. The way Garrett's story ends has me feeling down, but it's worth sharing to raise awareness.

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