A Texas gamer saved the life of a young boy in Liverpool (illustration). - Pixabay / RPF70
Dia Lathora, a 20-year-old gamer from Texas (United States), saved the life of one of her video game comrades who was, however, in Widnes, near Liverpool (United Kingdom), 8,000 kilometers from distance. On January 2, in the middle of a telephone conversation with the American, Aidan Jackson, 17, was indeed seized with an epilepsy attack. His interlocutor immediately understood that something was wrong and called the British police, said the Liverpool Echo on Friday.
Accompanied by a rescue team, the police immediately went to the Jackson home. On the spot, the teenager's parents watched television in the living room without suspecting what was happening to their son in his room on the first floor.
Teenager having seizure saved by online gamer - 5,000 miles away in Texas https://t.co/qiTINVYoRg- BBC News (UK) (@BBCNews) January 10, 2020
An "extremely grateful" mother
"We were told that there was an unconscious individual at this address. We replied that we had not called anyone and they told us that they had received a call from America, says the boy's mother to the BBC. I immediately went to see Aidan. He was completely disoriented. Ms. Jackson said she was "extremely grateful" to Dia Lathora, to whom she "spoke to express her thanks."
For her part, the young American explains: “I had just put my helmet back on when I heard what can only be described as a crisis. Obviously, I started to worry and I immediately asked him what was going on and if he was fine. In the absence of a response from her friend, Dia Lathora tried to reach the British emergency number. She finally had to fall back on the police. Aidan Jackson is "much better" today, says his mother. The young man had already had a crisis last May and will soon be examined at the hospital.
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