The Epilepsy Foundation is helping three people in the Pittsburgh area live with less fear about when their next seizure may occur.
It’s been said that dogs are man’s best friend. This is no exception.
They are amazing animals. They can carry an epileptic patient’s medicine and hit a button to dial 911.
They can even predict when you’re about to have a seizure.
How do they do that? We’re not sure:
“The theory is that through their sense of smell, they can pick up on the seizure activity as it begins,” Peggy Beem-Jelley with The Epilepsy Foundation said.
For Sam Cooper of Coraopolis, getting a seizure response dog is a life-changing event: “Being able to have some confidence at the house while doing little things such as working, sleeping. Such as, being around my kids,” Cooper said.