PEI Woman Shares Safety Measure for People Living with Epilepsy
Paxton Caseley, a woman from Prince Edward Island shared a safety measure for people living with epilepsy on her social media and with CBC News.
Paxton had a seizure while on public transit and was able to get the help she required thanks to having the information needed to assist her as the background image on the lockscreen of her smartphone. An image of her lockscreen can be found below:
On her Twitter account, Paxton shared an image of her lockscreen as well as the message “My fear was to have a seizure on public transit, which unfortunately happened last evening. But it went as good as possible thanks to a lockscreen I made a while back. Police were able to get the info and call my mom who walked them through the rest. 10/10 recommend making one.”
Paxton put the following information on her lockscreen:
- Spoken language
- Medical condition and description
- Emergency contact name and phone number
- What to do in the event of a seizure
For more information on your seizure type and what kind of care you may need during and after a seizure, please click here to access our Information Sheet on Seizure Types and First Aid. For more information on Paxton's story, please view the news article via CBC News here.
What do you think of her idea? Would it be helpful for you and your seizure type?