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I witnessed someone having a seizure in the street today. By the time I was able to cross the road there was already a little group of people gathered who seemed to know the right things to do. It was heartened to know there is that awareness out there.
 

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That's wonderful to hear. I've always worried about having a sz in public and no one willing to help. Your post reminds me of the kindness of strangers. Thanks for sharing. :)
 

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That's wonderful to hear. I've always worried about having a sz in public and no one willing to help. Your post reminds me of the kindness of strangers.
I've witnessed another person having a seizure in public once. Others who also witnessed it were also very helpful. I have also had several TC's in public. Only once was 911 not called. The woman knew what to do and guided the crowd that gathered as to what to do. When I was regaining consciousness, I recall hearing someone saying something about calling 911, but this lady knew what she was doing. It turns out, her best friend had E so this woman was trained in what to do when witnessing seizures. This is why we need to keep educating family/friends/neighbors/public about what to do when witnessing a seizure.
 

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For the majority of my public seizures, there have also been friends present to help. It's nice to think that even in the midst of strangers I'd get treated appropriately. You'd be surprised how many people still think that you need to put something in the mouth of someone who's having a tonic-clonic.
 

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The kindness of strangers- it's great to see, great to give, even better to receive :)

I definately think awareness has improved over the years in the uk, and I'll never forget one old gent who took off quite an expensive looking coat to put under my head- even though there was allready loads of blood.

It certainly does warm the heart :)
 
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