Stephen Baldwin was visiting his publicist when he heard a loud sound, which startled everyone. He then did something sweet, kind and brave and took care of the woman, recognizing the signs of an epileptic seizure.
"All of a sudden every head turned," Baldwin told the New York Daily News. "It was this girl, fallen on the floor."There is little a regular citizen can do besides comfort and make sure the person's environment is as safe as possible. He comforted her and gave her a light physical contact, and that's all there was without the benefit of drugs or medical equipment.
A young woman had suddenly gone into violent convulsions which Baldwin, who grew up with an epileptic family member, immediately recognized as an epileptic seizure. As other patrons ignored the episode – "A guy right next to us was just sipping his martini and didn't look up," Taylor said – the actor rushed to her aid.
"I held her hand and said a few prayers," said Baldwin. The seizure lasted three terrifying minutes before the young woman came to. Baldwin was on hand to comfort her. "She started going, 'Where am I? What happened?' And then I asked, 'Do you have epilepsy?' and she said, 'Yes.' Then she started crying," he said.
Could you imagine a person in such distress and not looking up from your martini? Frankly, that's more what one might expect from a celebrity family member who has enjoyed privilege and fame. Our littlest Baldwin is growing up. *sniff* Good for him. And in this case, good for her.