A stranger coming to the rescue turns a life-threatening situation into a life-saving one.
A stranger coming to the rescue turns a life-threatening situation into a life-saving one. In January, an Alton mother was driving her daughter to the doctor’s office to get a vaccine. On the way there, a medical episode forced them off the road and could have turned life or death in a matter of minutes.
“Everything was fine. She was playing on her iPad in the car, happy as can be, talking away, and then we turned the corner up here on College and she went into a grand mal seizure,” Lara Walker said.
It’s something Lara Walker is familiar with. The Alton resident’s daughter, Taylor, has Sotos Syndrome, a rare genetic disorder. Taylor Walker also deals with a form of epilepsy that causes her to have daily seizures. However, on Jan. 13, her seizure was more severe than normal.