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My daughter, Jean Clemens, passed from this life suddenly this morning at 7:30 o'clock.
All the last half of her life she was an epileptic, but she grew better latterly. For the past two years we considered her practically well, but she was not allowed to be entirely free. Her maid, who has served us twenty-eight years, was always with her when she went to New York on shopping excursions and such things. She had very few convulsions in the past two years and those she had were not violent.
At 7:30 this morning a maid went to her room to see why she did not come down to her breakfast, and found her in her bathtub drowned. It means that she had a convulsion and could not get out.
She had been leading a very active life... But she is gone, poor child.
- Mark Twain - 1909
Sadly, many parents today are still expressing the same grief over the loss of their children. Most people don't think much of taking a bath or a shower, but for someone with epilepsy, it's a very serious danger. A person needs only two inches of water to drown, and it happens in a matter of minutes. Drowning in a bath or shower is not only a danger to children, but to adults as well, if you suffer from seizures. This website is here to help inform you. The more informed you are about epilepsy, the safer you, or your child, will be. Drowning is a tragedy that can be prevented. Please watch the video above to learn more about epilepsy. If you would like a list of all the facts and tips mentioned in the video, you may download a pdf here: Epilepsy Facts. Please check out the links in our Resources section to find more information, and to connect to others with epilepsy.