Matt Malley thought he had a virus and believed he might be contagious, he was sleeping alone in bed. His wife, Diane, was on the couch in their room and their two kids were asleep in their beds.
During the night, Diane got up to go to the bathroom and she checked on her husband. If she hadn’t, he might not have survived. She found Matt having a seizure and immediately dialed 911.
The ambulance arrived and EMTs worked to save Matt’s life. He had three seizures that night and was later transferred to North Shore University Hospital. It was the start of a 16-month hospital stay that would include brain surgery, bowel resection surgery, several bouts of pneumonia and a prolonged coma.