August 13, 2012 08:15:41 GMT
The 'Celebrity Big Brother' alum helped calm down the epileptic woman, 'held her hand and said a few prayers.'
Stephen Baldwin was a real-life hero on Thursday, August 9 at New York City's Peninsula Hotel. The "Celebrity Big Brother" member had a meeting with his publicist Brad Taylor when he heard a commotion from the other side of the room.
"All of a sudden every head turned because there was this loud bang," Stephen told New York Daily News. The actor, who grew up with an epileptic family member, saw a female having a "pretty violent" seizure and came to his aid when the others made no move to help her.
"I held her hand and said a few prayers," he recalled. "I wanted to make sure the young lady was okay and her breathing wasn't restricted." After more than three minutes, "she started going, 'Where am I? What happened?' And then I asked, 'Do you have epilepsy?' and she said, 'Yes.' Then she started crying."
Her mother was called by a nurse who arrived on the scene later on. "The mom starting asking questions about the seizure," Stephen explained. "There are characteristics of the seizure that she has to report back to her doctor."