HISD bus driver & aide step up for student with seizures

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- The mother of a child with special needs is giving his bus driver and aide a huge thanks for helping him when he has seizures.

Duncan is 13 years old and attends Tanglewood Middle School. He can have several seizures per week, and has to wear a helmet to protect him from unexpected falls.

His mom Catherine tells Eyewitness News that his bus driver Miriam Alvarado and aide Julita Rodriguez make all the difference for him, constantly going the extra mile to make sure he gets to and from school safely.

"She came to our home the day before school began last year to meet us, to find out about Duncan's needs, to reassure us about his safety on the bus," Catherine Graham, Duncan's mother, said.

"The other day, he had too much seizure, he did not respond, so I stayed with him, she went inside the school to get the nurse," Rodriguez said.

Graham, however, says that Rodriguez and Alvarado went above and beyond, even after Duncan's seizure.

"They called us, specifically, the school called us as well, but to think that the driver cared enough to ensure that we knew immediately, and then checked on him with us several hours later," she said.
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