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'He was the life of the party': Shattered widow of father-of-three who ate a gecko and DIED over Christmas breaks her silence on the tragic 'dare' - and reveals why she now fears for their kids

The heartbroken partner of a father-of-three who died after he was dared to eat a gecko at a party has broken her silence about the incident and revealed she holds fears for her children. David Dowell, tragically died just ten days after a Christmas party on December 1, 2018, where he ate the gecko. He was diagnosed with a salmonella infection at Brisbane's Mater Hospital on December 4. Doctors initially thought it was caused by chicken. When he arrived at the healthcare facility, David was in 'absolute agony' and was bloated, resembling someone who was six months pregnant. Mr Dowell leaves behind his partner of 15 years, Allira Bricknell and three daughters - Alissa, Claudia and Sage.Talking to 7news.com.au, Ms Bricknell paid tribute to her partner, calling him the 'best dad' and the 'life of the party'. Ms Bricknell explained that she didn't actually watch her partner eat the gecko. 'It was a dare but I don't know if it was a serious one, I was paying attention but not really because it was a Christmas party and the kids were invited,' she said. Ms Bricknell said the attention on her partner's death left her 'distressed' because of how he was being remembered. 'I didn't want him remembered like this, I want to remember the happy times. I am really concerned about our three children, I want to protect them, I don't want people harassing us because of this,' she said. Source


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