Torrington Baseball Players Help Save Epileptic Teen

By Ilana Gold and Ari Mason
|  Friday, Jul 11, 2014  |  Updated 9:28 PM EDT
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The Torrington mayor made a special appearance at Friday night’s baseball game to honor the four college players credited with saving the life of a 14-year-old boy.

Ilana Gold and Dave Mulligan

The Torrington mayor made a special appearance at Friday night’s baseball game to honor the four college players credited with saving the life of a 14-year-old boy.

The Torrington mayor made a special appearance at Friday night’s baseball game to honor the four college players credited with saving the life of a 14-year-old boy.

The players are staying with local families for the summer while they play for the Torrington Titans, a college summer team, and became fast friends with 14-year-old Daniel Kolukisa. Daniel is epileptic and suffered a seizure while out in the backyard for some family time Sunday night.

The players sprang into action. They work with Daniel’s parents to help monitor his condition, timing the seizure and retrieving his medication.

“That was definitely very frightening for me,” said Chris Scura, one of the players. “It’s the first time I’ve ever seen anything like that.”

To raise awareness of epilepsy, fans wore purple to tonight’s game at Fuessenich Park, which kicked off at 7 p.m.

Mayor Elinor Carbone arrived to present them with a certificate of appreciation just prior to the start.
 

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