Seymour resident promotes awareness of epilepsy


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Tribune photo by Aaron Piper/ Amy Gorbett of Seymour kneels with her dog, Heidie, outside their home. In 2005 Gorbett began to suffer from seizures and noticed that Heidie would act differently before she suffered a seizure. "She just acted different. She might start pacing or wanting lots of attention but she seemed to know," Gorbett said.


Amy Gorbett took a trip to Louisville, Ky., this year with the plan to help someone.

While sitting in a fast food restaurant, she stood up from the table where she was sitting with a friend and offered to buy a sandwich for a mother struggling with her baby across the room.

Gorbett didn’t know that in just moments she would be the one in need of help.

She played with the baby while the mother ate her sandwich and then returned to the table with her friend. She knew she didn’t feel well. The next thing the Seymour resident remembers is waking up in the back of an ambulance. She had had a seizure.

Gorbett was diagnosed with epilepsy in 2005. She said if it weren’t for her friend, she likely would have been left alone to struggle through the seizure on her own.

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