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Anderson Herald Bulletin (Newspaper) - December 19, 1999, Anderson, Indiana Office party politics Leisure Al Flashback newspaper memories from recent decades. Special Section inside Slit Herald Anderson Indiana sunday december 19, 1999 this is Dylan. Hell never ride a bicycle and probably will never go to school. He wont Fly a Kite and he wont go to a High school dance. He a loved by his family a a father and Mother two big Brothers. Doctors say Dylan will die. Story by Stacey m. Lane Grosh a staff reporter m Dylan Sniegowski 22 months is dying. At an age when most parents Are laughing As their child tries to clamber onto the Couch and glowing As he starts saving a Mommy instead of a mama Dylan a parents Are thrilled if he squeezes their a to hands or opens his eyes. This time last year Dylan was Fine. He had just begun to crawl and started to pull himself up with the help of furniture. He was on the verge of his first step. Now Dylan is basically immobile. I he has Days when 15 seizures Arentt uncommon. And there is nothing anyone can do to Stop them. With a tube in his Throat to help him breathe a tube in his stomach to feed him and a Catheter the toddler spends his Days in and out of consciousness in a wheelchair. He is suffering from Ethyl Malonice Dpi Cia Aciduria a rare stomach disorder that Only three other people in Indiana have. Dylan is the youngest. And the worst part a if they would have tested for it at birth they would have caught it and would have been Able to help him survive a said Jaime Dylan a father. A but they done to do the test. The disorder is too rare. But if they would have he would be Normal Dylan a disorder centers around his stomach. The stomach uses a fatty acid to digest food and then disposes of the acid through urine. Dylan a body can to get rid of the acid. The acid built up from his birth to two weeks after his first birthday and began acting like a Poison. It distributed itself throughout his body in the cells halting the electrical flow to the brain and resulting in seizures. Dylan a parents assume he can hear them and recognizes who they Are and then responds to their touch. They done to know for sure. The multiple seizures have caused permanent brain damage. The Little boy requires round the clock care. And that does no to come cheaply. The Sniegowski family is struggling. Costs for Dylan a medical care have sky rocketed into hundreds of thousands of dollars. He has spent months in intensive care at Riley Hospital for children Indianapolis. He is taking a phenomenal amount of med in in r l. Ii j. J if you want to help Dylan Dylan requires constant care for his illness and his family a insurance company pays for advantage Home health care to help care for him throughout the week. The family has applied for medicaid and social Security assistance but Dylan a medical Bills continue to mount. Of you want to help Dylan Call the Herald bulletin at 648-4250 or write to the Herald bulletin newsroom . Box 1090, Anderson in 46015. Cation and is constantly hooked up to medical equipment that helps him breathe and eat. La tvs unti 2000 remember when the Westvale elementary school basketball team for 1953-54 was front Row left to right. Melvin Sylvester Jim Parkhurst Bruce Banner Paul Price Raymond Hart and Roy Haskett. Standing left to right or. James Bennett. Lester Blackwell John Thompson Earl Boles and Tony Mainord. My photo Perry Reichanadter Dylan is confined to a wheelchair and requires constant care from his Mother see Dylan i As Tamera and his father Jaime. Y2k update preparation took 3 years Indiana Gas company has been preparing for y2k for almost three years said area manager Dan Novak. The computer systems were checked. The company updated the computer that handles customer information last Jan. As an extra precaution about a dozen workers will Monitor critical Points around the Anderson area to make sure Gas pressure is not lost. A we Are confident about our preparations a Novak said. Novak said that a Power outage will have no effect on the delivery of Gas to area Homes. A look Back May 1,1948 repair of the courthouse town clock was completed this week by de Chamberlain watch expert at the Vermillion jewelry store according to Jack stage courthouse custodian. The clock is now in Normal operation. Anderson daily bulletin Good morning Index business cd local a3 classified f4 lotteries a2 Homes i automation f1 editorial a6 nation world i lifestyles Al sports by forecast partly sunny tomorrow mostly Cloudy Outlook Page d8 coming tomorrow food Holiday treats recipes galore that can make the season More palatable. Spy holidays from everyone at . . Clark real Tow an Indianapolis Colts win would move the team closer to clinching the division title. Look for full coverage of the game. Sports Colts clincher i circulation 640-4848 classified advertising 640-4825 display advertising 640-4853 general news tips 640-4800

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