Angels in Crestview: Strangers aid man during daughter's seizure

Fouquet family heroes little girl seizure

The Fouquet family, of Crestview, is grateful for three neighborhood heroes who aided them. From left are Jeremy Fouquet, cradling baby Reagan, family friend Amber Panitzke, Elizabeth, Alissa and Jessica Fouquet, and family dog Sweetie.

BRIAN HUGHES / News Bulletin
Published: Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at 10:20 AM.

CRESTVIEW — As a panicked resident cradled his unresponsive toddler in the front yard, three strangers answered his oldest daughter's cries for help and rushed the family to the hospital.

Jeremy Fouquet was doing homework April 24 as his daughter Alissa, 9, and her best friend Amber Panitzke, 10, played with 3-year-old Elizabeth. Suddenly, Elizabeth began having a seizure.

"She was just giving Elizabeth a hug and she started shaking," Alissa said of her friend. "She was so scared she called my daddy, 'Daddy.'"

"I was like, 'Daddy, Elizabeth's shaking,'" Amber said. "It was scary."

"I went into panic mode because I had never dealt with a seizure before," Fouquet said.

Fouquet said he "did everything wrong," grabbing Elizabeth and running for his truck to take her to the hospital while his father, Ward Fouquet, who lives with the family, called 911.

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