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Woman with epilepsy thanks mystery man for help during seizure

A young carer, by the name of Zoe Elliot, whose lived with juvenile myoclonic epilepsy since she was 15 years old wants to publicly thank the good samaritan who helped her during a seizure on New Year’s Day.

The 23-year-old from Shrewton, was leaving her hotel in the morning when she experienced an aura, a warning before someone is about to experience a seizure. Zoe was able to alert a passerby of her condition, who was able to call 999, before immediately experiencing a seizure. Her quick thinking and call for help, saved her from further injuring herself.

The Good Samaritan remained with Zoe until the paramedics arrived but left before she had come round from her seizure to say thank you. The paramedics were able to confirm his name as Peter.

Speaking with Andover Advertiser, Zoe said:

It’s just really nice of him to stop and give me the time of day, stay with me and speak to me. People don’t do that and often panic.

It means the world, really it can be really nasty, I’ve been in positions where I’ve hit my head or broken bones, anything can happen.

A big well done to Peter, who stopped and helped someone in need. We wish Zoe the best of luck on her search for her mystery hero!

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