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DORCHESTER - APRIL 05: Dominique Entzminger, a physician assistant of family medicine, wears a stethoscope during an examination at the Codman Square Health Center April 5, 2006 in Dorchester, Massachusetts. State lawmakers approved a health care reform bill March 4 that would make Massachusetts the first state in the nation to require all its citizens have some form of health insurance. Governor Mitt Romney is scheduled to sign the bill next week. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Scary moment in Preston Elliot‘s home over the weekend when a family friend – a healthy teen with no medical history – suddenly suffered a grand mal seizure.

Before we go anything further with the story, you should know that the friend is OKAY. The situation was so terrifying Preston wanted to share important details that he learned about what exactly to do in this situation.

  • Turn the person on to their side
  • Call for help
  • Time the event 

We received more tips from Dr. Mike plus heard from a bevvy of listeners who have been on both sides of the situation. (Grab a tissue before you listen to the mom talk about how seizures have changed her daughter’s life):

Talk to your own doctor to learn more about seizures or consult a local organization like the Epilepsy Foundation: