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Teen who collapsed in bedroom has life saved by gamer friend 5,000 miles away

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mum was downstairs the only person with any indication of what was happening was Raven, a woman in Texas.The quick thinking of Raven, who searched online for the proper authorities to call after Aidan fell silent and began gasping, would save his life.Police arrived at Aidan's home 40 minutes after the then 17-year-old first fell silent, surprising his mum who was still unaware of the situation.Two years later and Aidan, who is now 19, is working as a bartender in Widnes, but alongside his work he has been fundraising to provide life-saving defibrillators for his local community.

He told the Liverpool ECHO he is close to reaching his 25th defibrillator, which will also be his last as he hands the mantle to his mum who will continue the vital work.Looking back on his near-death experience and the ensuing media attention, which included an appearance on American talk show the Tamron Hall show, where he met the girl who saved his life for the first time in front of a televised audience, Aidan said: "It's surreal looking back on it now."It was such a sudden experience and within a month of it happening I'd been flown out to New York to meet the friend who saved me.

It was a really emotional experience when I met Raven. To stay up to date with all the latest news, make sure you sign up to one of our newsletters here."We [Raven, Aiden and their mutual friend who lived in New York] were all planning to meet up on the day we got there anyway.

But when we first arrived the show didn't want us to meet until the next day."It was sort of disheartening because we'd made the plans weeks in advance and those two got to meet and have food in Times Square.

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