Monday, June 17, 2002 8:58 AM
just thought I would let you guys know, I was at CP with MF12 on T hursday night around 10:15 at MF. We were in th station when someone on red train had a seizure while getting off the ride. We were held in the train for around 15 min. before we got to ride. I hope they are ok.

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Monday, June 17, 2002 9:01 AM
Yea, people have seizures alot of the time. My mom will be sitting on the couch and just fall over and start shaking (occasionally) she probably forgot to take her medication.

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Monday, June 17, 2002 9:42 AM

So what? That's pretty much a non-event.

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Monday, June 17, 2002 9:50 AM
Not true Jeff. Especially for someone that isn't used to seeing people with epilepsy or is unfamiliar with it. Would have been a good educational moment there instead of a bashing one.

More than likely the person had epilepsy, though it could have also resulted from a variety of other problems to. It is very safe to say that it wasn't caused by the coaster at all, so you don't need to worry about that.

I'm sure the person was taken aside, got some rest, made sure they had taken their medication (if they were taking any) and was then able to go out later on and enjoy the rest of the day (depending on how serious it was). Most likely not a big deal.

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Monday, June 17, 2002 9:51 AM
I would agree with you, but the congress is going to commitee on rollercoaster safety in a few days, and MF could be seen as the epitome of the "arms race" people talk about so much.

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Monday, June 17, 2002 10:08 AM

People who have never been diagnosed with epilepsy before . who are non-compliant with their meds or whose current care protocol is ineffective have seizures, too.

This is still a non-event.

-'Playa

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Monday, June 17, 2002 10:26 AM
I agree it's a non-event, but to someone that hasn't encountered it before, and doesn't know better, they aren't going to know that, and it will be a big event to them.

And until there is a bill actually written, or something besides Markey just shooting off his mouth for notoriety, there is nothing to worry about his attacking coasters. When the parks and theme park industry itself starts to act like there is a problem, then it'll be time to worry about it. Until then I refuse to give the loudmouth what he wants, which is attention.

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Monday, June 17, 2002 10:33 AM

I have mild epilepsy, and I don't think that there's anything on a coaster that has ever come close to setting me off.

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Monday, June 17, 2002 10:33 AM
I had never seen anyone have a seizure before. So it was an event for me.

*** This post was edited by hypersonicxlc on 6/17/2002. ***

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Monday, June 17, 2002 10:37 AM
It was the first time I saw a seizure also. By the way at Hotel Breakers somebody pulled the fire alarm at 2:00 in the morning. But the seizure was an event for me.

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Monday, June 17, 2002 10:41 AM

Showing my ignorance here, but...

Aren't strobe lights and stobe effects more likely to cause a seizure than a coaster? Not sure if it is an epileptic seizure, but I thought they could triger some sort of seizure.

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Monday, June 17, 2002 10:48 AM

Sir Willow said:
Not true Jeff. Especially for someone that isn't used to seeing people with epilepsy or is unfamiliar with it. Would have been a good educational moment there instead of a bashing one.



My point is that it has exactly zero to do with the ride.

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Monday, June 17, 2002 11:13 AM
Didn't they shut down the ride to make sure the seizure wasn't caused by the ride? they did when someone fainted on ghostrider a couple of weeks ago. if not, ohio must not be as strict on g forces and the like as california.
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Monday, June 17, 2002 11:28 AM
it seems like if someone got hurt they would close the ride. But i'm glad they didn't or I wouldn't have gotten to ride it. The Front Seat is the best.

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Monday, June 17, 2002 12:16 PM

SLFAKE said:

Showing my ignorance here, but...

Aren't strobe lights and stobe effects more likely to cause a seizure than a coaster? Not sure if it is an epileptic seizure, but I thought they could triger some sort of seizure.

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Yes they can cause seizures. In Japan I think some 500 kids were rushed to the ER after experincing a seizure brought on by a plusing red light on the tv show Pokemon. Both my dad and my dogs have seizures. It is a big deal still to me when I see someone go into it, cause there is a lot going on with that person at that time. But I am sure it didn't have anything to do with MF.

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Monday, June 17, 2002 6:25 PM
My friends brother died a few weeks ago and our whole seventh grade class went to the funeral. My friend was sitting next to my Social Studies teacher and all off a sudden my teacher started giving me the "somethings wrong" eye while looking at my friend Nate. His neck was on the seat in front of ours and he was shaking. My teacher thought he was going to choke so he pulled him up. I hope that guys ok! Seizures can be quite scary.

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