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Gamer’s Life Saved by Friend 8,000km Away Thanks to a Party Chat

A 20-year-old gamer in the United States saved a friend’s life who stayed in England according to the BBC. 17-year-old North West England resident Aiden Jackson was playing games with his 20-year-old friend from Texas, Dia Lathora when Jackson suffered a seizure.

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Dia Lathora described the situation to the Liverpool Echo and how the incident was spotted after he put back on his headset;

“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. 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 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 BBC reports that the two gamer friends had each other’s addresses even though they had never met in real life before. The police arrived at Jackson’s house and were met by his parents who had no idea what was going on. They ran upstairs and found Jackson disorientated.  This is not the first seizure Jackson has suffered but he is now seeking some immediate help for the situation.

We are extremely thankful for what Dia did and shocked that we could be downstairs and not know anything was happening. 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.”

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