Maggie vows to keep living life to the full after two jeering louts film her epileptic seizure

Maggie vows to keep living life to the full after two jeering louts film her epileptic seizure

Maggie vows to keep living life to the full after two jeering louts film her epileptic seizure

First published in News

A WOMAN who came to from an epileptic fit to find two jeering lads filming her has pledged the ordeal will not stop her living her life.

Maggie O’Connor, 26, has no memory of what happened after she was walking Dylan, her pet Staffordshire Bull Terrier, through St Botolph’s Priory in Colchester.

She said: “I sat myself down because I had a headache and I must have gone into seizure.

“With epilepsy, you’re sitting up and awake for a few minutes before you’re aware. When I became aware of myself I noticed my dog was acting strangely.

“He was stood over my leg and was quite tense. There were two lads standing really quite close to me with their moible phones out laughing and joking.

“One of them tried to take a close up of my face - he was about one foot away.

“My dog isn’t aggressive, but he growled at them."

For the full story, see Friday's Gazette

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1:54pm Fri 8 Aug 14

chuffster says...

Pair of ****!

If I'd have been there, they'd be filming their own rectums from the inside by now!
Pair of ****! If I'd have been there, they'd be filming their own rectums from the inside by now! chuffster
  • Score: 73

2:34pm Fri 8 Aug 14

Artandy says...

Good on you Maggie. The sick ones are the idiots with the phones.
Good on you Maggie. The sick ones are the idiots with the phones. Artandy
  • Score: 57

2:56pm Fri 8 Aug 14

Davidmills says...

Just show what Colchester is going to when people like scum will not help someone in need, it should be them Named and Shamed in the paper, and sod there human rights.
Just show what Colchester is going to when people like scum will not help someone in need, it should be them Named and Shamed in the paper, and sod there human rights. Davidmills
  • Score: 53

4:14pm Fri 8 Aug 14

TheBrotherhoodOfTheBell says...

Absolute B*stards,
I would have saved you and why not?
They must have been out of their box?
Absolute B*stards, I would have saved you and why not? They must have been out of their box? TheBrotherhoodOfTheBell
  • Score: 26

7:26pm Fri 8 Aug 14

Navajo wife says...

As the saying goes Maggie ......you gogirl......I have the same illnes and its not fun. I'm 73 , but you are still young.You enjoy your life to its fullest. Don't ever worry about idiots like those kids.I am so very proud of you that you are standing up for yourself.You stood up not only for yourself but us millions out here who suffer with this problem and everyone in Colchester should be proud of you.God bless you sweetheart.****
As the saying goes Maggie ......you gogirl......I have the same illnes and its not fun. I'm 73 , but you are still young.You enjoy your life to its fullest. Don't ever worry about idiots like those kids.I am so very proud of you that you are standing up for yourself.You stood up not only for yourself but us millions out here who suffer with this problem and everyone in Colchester should be proud of you.God bless you sweetheart.**** Navajo wife
  • Score: 49

12:22pm Sat 9 Aug 14

nanny jay says...

Discusting that these idiots can get away with this I wonder how they would feel if it happened 2 them or one of their family
Discusting that these idiots can get away with this I wonder how they would feel if it happened 2 them or one of their family nanny jay
  • Score: 20

2:50pm Sat 9 Aug 14

cynicalsubber says...

Hmmm... these sort of idiots usually post the videos on social media. Maybe we'll be able to track them down, eventually.
incidentally, Epilepsy Action: https://www.epilepsy
.org.uk/ gives advice on what to do if someone is having a seizure. Far more useful than filming it on a phone.
Hmmm... these sort of idiots usually post the videos on social media. Maybe we'll be able to track them down, eventually. incidentally, Epilepsy Action: https://www.epilepsy .org.uk/ gives advice on what to do if someone is having a seizure. Far more useful than filming it on a phone. cynicalsubber
  • Score: 14

2:51pm Sat 9 Aug 14

chuffster says...

It's in the national papers today, hopefully they'll be found soon!
It's in the national papers today, hopefully they'll be found soon! chuffster
  • Score: 19

4:24pm Sat 9 Aug 14

Ritchie_Hicks says...

Pondlife!
Pondlife! Ritchie_Hicks
  • Score: 13

11:20am Mon 11 Aug 14

WebSiCo says...

Good for you Maggie! If anyone has a problem its those brain dead morons not you.
Good for you Maggie! If anyone has a problem its those brain dead morons not you. WebSiCo
  • Score: 6

12:26pm Mon 11 Aug 14

William George says...

Artandy wrote:
Good on you Maggie. The sick ones are the idiots with the phones.
Maggie it shows that Dylan has got better sense then those two dim louts.
Those louts themselves are still immature and completely uneducated twits.
[quote][p][bold]Artandy[/bold] wrote: Good on you Maggie. The sick ones are the idiots with the phones.[/p][/quote]Maggie it shows that Dylan has got better sense then those two dim louts. Those louts themselves are still immature and completely uneducated twits. William George
  • Score: 5

9:02am Tue 12 Aug 14

Bing Bong says...

This is the reason why ALL criminals and dim wits like this these two should be named and shamed in public. So they never live it down.
This is the reason why ALL criminals and dim wits like this these two should be named and shamed in public. So they never live it down. Bing Bong
  • Score: 3

10:20am Tue 12 Aug 14

romantic says...

Saw this girl on TV last night, and she came across as a very level-headed person. Not overly bothered about finding out who the two guys filming are, because then they become the focus of hate. They did something stupid, but probably more out of ignorance than anything else. As she said herself, they probably feel very bad about it themselves. They were not the only people there, other people were in the area. Not filming, but also not having any idea what to do.

Maybe the more important thing is that this raises awareness of epilepsy. It is something which can affect about 1% of people, so chances are that you will know somebody who has epilepsy. They might not publicise it, because ignorance of the condition means that it carries a certain stigma. Let's treat this as a means of gaining some knowledge of what to do, rather than focussing on these two lads.
Saw this girl on TV last night, and she came across as a very level-headed person. Not overly bothered about finding out who the two guys filming are, because then they become the focus of hate. They did something stupid, but probably more out of ignorance than anything else. As she said herself, they probably feel very bad about it themselves. They were not the only people there, other people were in the area. Not filming, but also not having any idea what to do. Maybe the more important thing is that this raises awareness of epilepsy. It is something which can affect about 1% of people, so chances are that you will know somebody who has epilepsy. They might not publicise it, because ignorance of the condition means that it carries a certain stigma. Let's treat this as a means of gaining some knowledge of what to do, rather than focussing on these two lads. romantic
  • Score: 2

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