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Gettysburg Times (Newspaper) - September 12, 2015, Gettysburg, PennsylvaniaVol. 113, no. 217 74� / 57� Page a7 Biglerville Mother inspires and encourages others Rebecca Sieg of Biglerville looks like an average wife and mom. Her Bright smile and animated voice belie the condition that impacts her life everyday. Sieg has a genetic progressive heart condition called right ventricular dysplasia cardiomyopathy or Arvd c and it is the leading cause of sudden death in Young athletes. Sieg 32, is serving As the heart walk hero for the american heart associations heart walk this sunday morning in Gettysburg. She wants to raise funds and awareness for Arvd a which causes dangerously abnormal heart rhythms. Its hard for me to Call myself a hero but its Nice if people think that said Sieg from across her Kitchen table As her Young children Anna Belle 3, and Jackson 1, played nearby. Sieg explained that she started feeling Kinda funny when she was just 12. Her symptoms included Blurry vision heart racing and a burning sensation. At the time she said doctors diagnosed her with growing pains and then anxiety. As she moved from pre teen to Young adulthood her symptoms would come and go. But everything changed during a Tennis match during College 11 years ago. I played for East Stroudsburg and had played through a doubles match she said. I had the symptoms but played through thinking it was just in my head. During the singles match it became very apparent that her symptoms were not in her head. My opponent hit a Short shot and i ran for it. I fell Over but i did not get Back up she said. Sieg said she never lost consciousness and when they took her off the court she started throwing up. She admits that her symptoms did not improve but she refused to go to the Hospital. Her friends arranged to meet her mom Halfway Between Gettysburg and new York where the team was playing. We met in Allentown and my mom had mapped out All the hospitals along the route. But i go she said. Finally she said to her mom i feel like ism dying. We were on 15 at the time so mom drove me directly to Gettysburg Hospital she said. Doctors there were ready to discharge her after an examination when another physician and nurse decided to place her on a heart Monitor. It was then discovered that she was experiencing tachycardia or a rapid heartbeat. The average heart beats 100 times a minute. My heart was beating 250 to 300 beats per minute and my blood pressure was 46/ 35, she said. I was shocked twice. She was immediately sent to York Hospital and from there to Johns Hopkins where she was of facially diagnosed with Arvd c and her life changed. That was 11 years ago heart procedures and medicines were to become a part of her life. She has a de i Bril Lator implanted in her upper Chest near her left armpit. A pacemaker is also in place. Sieg has Learned How to adjust. Exercise is not allowed she said. They Tell you that exercise for an Arvd c patient is like a lung cancer patient smoking a cigarette. Sieg said she is allowed to b eth k Nagy / g Gettysburg t Imes smiles Rebecca Sieg relaxes with her children Annabelle and Jackson. By Beth Kanagy times staff writer delightful dahlias celebrate Steven Trumpower right talks with sue Swartz and John Rost about the things the judges look at when judging dahlias at the Gettysburg Dahlia society show on Friday. The 8th annual show is being held at the Harbaugh Thomas Library in Biglerville and this years show is dedicated to Marian Thomas Harbaugh who passed away May 9, 2015. The Public is invited to visit the show today from 9 a. M. Until 2 p. M. D Arryl w heeler / g Gettysburg t Imes 9/ 11 remembrance j in h ale / g Gettysburg t Imes Observance to observe the 14th anniversary of the 9/ 11 terror attacks fire fighters and their families Friday placed 343 United states flags outside the Gettysburg fire department one for each fire fighter who died in new York City. Jovie Laughman 15 months and Tina Laughman were among dozens who participated. Biglerville fire co. Makes adjustments to Ems operations ambulance remains Biglerville fire company will continue providing advanced life support als and Basic life support bus ambulance services despite scuttlebutt to the contrary. Eric Bowmaster fire chief said the Community will see no differences in ambulance service while the fire company makes internal changes to How the als system is managed. To the general Public nothing is going to change Bowmaster said. When earlier this summer by do Thomas for the Gettysburg times Birkner Boro has stake in county building project following news of the county considering a Gettysburg Borough facility As a possibility for the human services building project a Borough Council member reached out to the county with an interest in being helpful in some Way. Gettysburg Borough Council president Michael Birkner said wednesday that he sent an email to Adams county commissioner chairman Randy Phiel not asking for the county to do anything specific a but to show the Borough was not simply passive when hearing about the Spectra Kote building located at 301 e. Water st., As an option on the table. It was a possibility that we did not know existed Birkner continued. Adams county manager Al Penksa con firmed on aug. 20 that he toured the 66,000 Square foot building and received an environmental study a week prior from Charles Propst. However Propst suddenly passed away due to medi by Vanessa Pellechio times staff writer see Ems on Page a7 see Sieg on Page a7 see building on Page a2 eight Bridges to close for replacement in 2016 eight Bridges in Adams county Are to be completely closed for approximately 10 weeks each next year at various times Between april and september. Some major state routes Are to be affected by the work which is part of the Pennsylvania department of transportation nos plan to replace 558 aging Bridges statewide in three years. Imposing detours rather than building temporary Bridges or closing Only one Lane saves time and Money said a spokesperson for the Public private partnership that is in charge of the rapid Bridge replacement project Rerp. Its the rip off the band aids approach Dan Galvin Public information manager for plenary Walsh Keystone partners said Friday. Public information and input meetings Are part of the process Galvin said. One meeting took place thursday in Abbottstown regarding route 194 Over Beaver Creek. Another meeting is planned wednesday at 6 p. M. Concern by Jim Hale times staff writer see Bridges on Page a2 Gettysburg Pennsylvania saturday september 12, 2015 weekend edition wow. Gettysburg times. Com 75� 49 York Street Gettysburg a 17325 theatre Box office 717 334 2692 wow. . Org Gettysburg Community theatre find your stage door. And open it birthday cabaret of Chad Alan Carr to Benefi t a cts Taylor Zimmerman memorial scholarship fund september 19th at 7pm with wine & cheese reception $ 18 limited reserved seating Gettysburg Community theatre directed by Becca Willett music directed by Kate Sainer september 25 & 26 at 7pm september 26 & 27 at 2pm $ 12 reserved seating. Order tickets online today. Wow. . 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