Gamer Saves Friend's Life From 5,000 Miles Away

Gamer Saves Friend's Life
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In an incident that took place earlier this month, a 20-year-old gamer from the US saved the life of her friend who was 5,000 miles away. Aidan Jackson, a 17-year-old gamer in the UK, as playing online with his friend, Dia Lathora, a resident of Texas, on January 2 when Aidan experienced a seizure. 

"I just put my headset back on and I heard what I could only describe as a seizure, so obviously I started to get worried and immediately started asking what was going on and if he was okay," Lathora said to Liverpool Echo. "When he didn’t respond I instantly started to look up the emergency number for the EU. When that didn’t work I just had to hope the non-emergency number would work, it had an option for talking to a real person, and I can’t tell you how quickly I clicked that button."

The BCC reported that Lathora had Aidan's address, even though the two friends never met each other in person. Police visited Aidan's house, leaving Aidan's parent's surprised. The police explained the incident and Aidan's parent's rushed upstairs to find their son in a disoriented condition.

According to the BBC, Jackson had experienced a seizure in May and he awaiting a new appointment at a hospital to address the condition.

Aidan's parents expressed their gratitude to Lathora for his swift action. "We are extremely thankful for what Dia did and shocked that we could be downstairs and not know anything was happening," Jackson's mother told the BBC. "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. Aidan is a lot better and, hopefully, everything is OK when he has his appointment at the hospital but he's doing well." Lathora said that she only did what anyone else would have done in her position.

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