Could a Service Dog Have Saved Cameron Boyce's Life?

This video is unavailable because we were unable to load a message from our sponsors.

If you are using ad-blocking software, please disable it and reload the page.

After the sudden death of Disney star Cameron Boyce, some are wondering if he could have been saved.

On Tuesday, Boyce's parents revealed he suffered a fatal seizure due to epilepsy, a condition he was being treated for.

Boyce, who starred in Disney’s “Descendants” movie, could possibly have benefited from a service dog, or devices on the market for those who suffer from seizures.

Dogs can be trained to assist in different ways. While some warn their owners by laying on them to flag an oncoming seizure, other dogs are trained to help if their owner is already having one.

There are also other devices to help those who suffer from seizures stay safe.

A smart watch can sense repetitive shaking and alerts a loved one, who has been pre-designated, that the owner of the watch may be having a seizure. GPS location can also be activated on the watch. 

Boyce’s father, Victor Boyce, called his son’s death “a nightmare I can’t wake up from” as he thanked people for their love and support on his Twitter page.

“I’m overwhelmed with the love and support our family has received,” Victor wrote. " ... I can’t thank you guys enough.”


Teen Gets Fewer Seizures After Make-A-Wish Grants Paris Trip

Bus Driver Comforts Little Girl as Mom Suffers Seizure

Iggy Azalea Hits Back at Critics Who Bashed Her for Singing While Dancer Had Seizure