Chat Room Friends Save Stroke Victim
from the feel-good-story dept
If you're looking for a feel good story about the internet, then we've got one for you. Apparently, a woman who spent plenty of time in online chat rooms recently had a stroke while typing in the chat room. She frantically typed some sort of "help me!" type message, before collapsing. Others in the chat room tried calling her, and eventually got a local 911 operator who sent help over to the woman's home. On a side note, the article is amusing in that it does the reverse of what most articles do when talking about people using online nicknames. It refers to them by the nickname, and mentions that they are "also known as..." or "also goes by..." and gives their real name.