Saturday, January 3, 2009

Teenage son of Grease Lightning actor, John Travolta, had a history of seizures.

The teenage son of actor John Travolta and Kelly Preston died suddenly on Friday, 2nd of January 2009, during a family vacation in the Bahamas, according to the family's lawyer.

Jett Travolta, 16, suffered a seizure at his family's vacation home. Attempts were made to revive him but he died at the scene. Jett, who had a history of seizures, was the eldest child of Travolta and his wife.

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My deepest condolence to John Travolta and family.

I have no intention to scare people out of their skin but death does take its toll on people with epilepsy in the form of SUDEP.

Till today, there is still no known cause of Sudden Unexpected Death In Epilepsy (SUDEP). Some research and studies suggest the possibility that part of the brain that controls breathing might be affected during a seizure and stop a person's breathing. Or perhaps, the person affected could have had existing problem with their heart or lungs.

Two of my friends had told me of the loss of their dear spouses due to unexplained sudden death after having seizures. SUDEP is most frightening for one to encounter. I suggest that you allocate half an hour of your time to read up more about SUDEP by visiting Empower yourself with some knowledge about epilepsy and be well informed and prepared should you ever come face to face with epilepsy.

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