CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. (WIVB)- It was supposed to be a relaxing lunch with the grand-kids; Lucy Dean and her husband were visiting western New York from Cleveland over the weekend.
The family stopped into the Texas Roadhouse on Union Road in Cheektowaga Sunday afternoon.
Just before they could place their order, Lucy noticed her 6-year-old granddaughter Myleah was in distress.
“Everything going normal, looked over, and at first she seemed to have been okay, she was playing with her cousin. And then all of a sudden we looked over at her again and she was into a seizure.”
The 6-year-old suffers from a medical condition that causes her to have seizures, but Dean had never witnessed one.
Frank Collins is the restaurant’s manager. He recalls the family’s server springing into action.
“She immediately pulled out a phone; she did that without me telling her,” he said.
Another server knew how to approach someone suffering from a seizure, as they have a family member who suffers from a similar condition as Myleah.
“Before we knew it we were surrounded by workers at the restaurant,” Dean said.
“I never want to experience it again. And just to be able to be surrounded by people that was able to come our assistance, it’s beyond words.”
But the kind gesture didn’t stop there.
The restaurant offered to the send the Dean family’s food to the hospital for them.
Myleah was released from the hospital that night; the family came back to say thank-you.
“It just really brought tears to my eyes to know they came back,” Collins said.
“And believe it or not, they sat at this exact same table.”