Texas gamer saves teammate in UK after hearing him have a seizure

midian182

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On January 2, 17-year-old Aiden Jackson, who lives in the UK town of Widnes, was talking to 20-year-old Dia Lathora over the internet. They were having a conversation when he suddenly stopped talking. As he failed to respond to her, Lathora suspected he had become ill.

“When he didn’t respond I instantly started to look up the emergency number for the EU,” Lathora told the Liverpool Echo. She couldn’t find the number, so called a non-emergency alternative, giving Jackson’s address to the authorities.

When police and paramedics arrived at his house, Jackson’s parents were downstairs watching TV, unaware of what was going on. Police informed them of the call from America, warning that their son was unwell. He was found upstairs having a seizure.

“Next thing I knew, I was waking up with police and my parents in my room, saying that I’d just had a seizure,” Jackson told Sky News.

Jackson, who has ADHD and Asperger's, previously suffered a seizure in May 2019. He was rushed to the local hospital where he was stabilized.

"We are extremely thankful for what Dia did and shocked that we could be downstairs and not know anything was happening," Ms Jackson said.

"Dia had our address but didn't have any contact numbers, so it was amazing she managed to get help from so far away. I've spoken to her and expressed our thanks - she's just glad she could help."

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Ravey

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Nice save! And while I'm not a doctor, I believe that simple change of PC affliction to outdoor activity will drastically reduce the chance seizure.
Well I don't see anything wrong with spending time gaming.. but exercising should definitely be encouraged. In fact I've seen a fair few streamers on twitch who actively promote healthy exercise!
 

Capaill

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This was one of those rare moments where your online buddies know your exact address in a different country.
 

Lionvibez

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""We are extremely thankful for what Dia did and shocked that we could be downstairs and not know anything was happening,"

Of course you didn't know anything was happening you were downstairs watching tv and oblivious to what your child was doing.

If your child suffered from this in may 2019, you would think it maybe important to have a camera or maybe an in room speaker so you can monitor your child that suffers from seizures. No just leave him in a room playing PC games that may trigger an event then come up stairs 4-5 hours later to a dead child.
 

Hexic

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""We are extremely thankful for what Dia did and shocked that we could be downstairs and not know anything was happening,"

Of course you didn't know anything was happening you were downstairs watching tv and oblivious to what your child was doing.

If your child suffered from this in may 2019, you would think it maybe important to have a camera or maybe an in room speaker so you can monitor your child that suffers from seizures. No just leave him in a room playing PC games that may trigger an event then come up stairs 4-5 hours later to a dead child.
That's a bit unrealistic. You can't monitor your child 24/7; sometimes bad things happen at inopportune times.

You can do the best you can with what you have. That's life.
 
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Porkous

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Indeed. These kind of news are heart touching.
Moments like these remind people, games should be about sharing the joy of playing together, and overcoming challenges toward victory, this is what communication achieves.
 

Lionvibez

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That's a bit unrealistic. You can't monitor your child 24/7; sometimes bad things happen at inopportune times.

You can do the best you can with what you have. That's life.
I don't mean 24/7 but you have to do some monitoring.
I have friends that suffers from these and I know someone that has epilepsy.

In both cases you have to do some monitoring of them because doing nothing can be fatal.
 

Polycount

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I don't mean 24/7 but you have to do some monitoring.
I have friends that suffers from these and I know someone that has epilepsy.

In both cases you have to do some monitoring of them because doing nothing can be fatal.
That's true, but for all we know, the parents may very well check on the kid every 30 minutes to an hour. Unfortunately, even that may be too late, and there's nothing to be done about that.
 

Burty117

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I don't mean 24/7 but you have to do some monitoring.
I have friends that suffers from these and I know someone that has epilepsy.

In both cases you have to do some monitoring of them because doing nothing can be fatal.
I have epilepsy, when I lived at my parents I had two seizures and both times my parents either heard me banging about or found me knocked out.

You really can't monitor it like that, otherwise they'd spend their entire lives just watching me play games AND I would hate my parents having a camera in my room, watching me all the time, talk about no privacy...
 
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Homerlovesbeer

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""We are extremely thankful for what Dia did and shocked that we could be downstairs and not know anything was happening,"

.....oblivious to what your child was doing.

If your child suffered from this in may 2019, you would think it maybe important to have a camera or maybe an in room speaker so you can monitor your child that suffers from seizures. No just leave him in a room.
But how could he watch porn with the parents watching?
 
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Nice save! And while I'm not a doctor, I believe that simple change of PC affliction to outdoor activity will drastically reduce the chance of seizure.
Complete nonsense, if you wish to comment on medical matters I suggest you go and learn what you are talking about mate, I have epilepsy, and of all the factors involved, my PC time is nothing to do with it.

I do feel sorry for those with photosensitive epilepsy, you cannot trust the internet due to the pop up adverts with full screen flashing images and no announcement (I am refer to an Adidas trainer advert - a big company should be expected to do better and it was the worst I have ever seen). He is a gamer, if he had photosensitive epilepsy he would have had more than 2 seizures in his life, also its one of the easiest ones for them to test for, and usually the first after the initial event.

Medical decisions should never be made on beliefs (take note facebook), It has taken nearly 15 years, but my seizures have almost stopped, and it aint cause I believe in anything, me and my doctors have slowly went though the process of controlling them with my personal cocktail of AEDs tweaked a little more every time I have a seizure
 
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VitalyT

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Complete nonsense, if you wish to comment on medical matters I suggest you go and learn what you are talking about mate, I have epilepsy, and of all the factors involved, my PC time is nothing to do with it.
I gave you all the info, with this link - https://www.epilepsy.com/learn/triggers-seizures/stress-and-epilepsy, and the fact that compter games contribute to stress. But you had my post deleted, because apparently logic offends your senses, while you're ok, calling posts of others nonsense.