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Aidan Jackson

British teen had an uncontrolled electrical activity in the brain while playing an online game with a Texas-based female gamer, who reportedly saved the life of the opponent gamer.

Aidan Jackson, a 17-year-old UK teen, has a seizure while speaking over the game chat with Dia Lathora (20-year-old), an American online gamer.

Lathora told Liverpool Echo newspaper about the incident of Jackson having an attack and she contacted emergency responders in the United Kingdom from Texas.

“When he didn’t respond I instantly started to look up the emergency number for the EU,” Lathora said. “When that didn’t work I just had to hope the non-emergency would work, it had an option for talking to a real person…and I can’t tell you how quickly I clicked that button.”

Parents of the 17-year old Jackson became aware of the incident by the time authorities showed up asking about Emergency.

“The next thing we noticed was two police cars outside with flashing lights,” Jackson’s mother, Caroline, told the news outlet. “I assumed they were in the area for another reason and then they ran up to the front door.”

“They said there was an unresponsive male at the address,” she added. “We said we hadn’t called anyone, and they said a call had come from America.”

Jackson, who earlier had a seizure back in May 2019, was taken to the hospital immediately. He is doing well after the doctor’s appointment, as reported by Fox News.

The parents of Jackson thanked Dia for her saving their son by providing medical attention through a call from the United States.

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

Update 11, Jan: According to recent reports, Jackson is doing well, and he has a doctor’s appointment soon. He also thanked Dia for saving his life repeatedly.

Adeel Younas is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of TechWafer, the leading source of tech news, information & resources for the Connected Generation.

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