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Cameron County Native Alan Ramsey - Man survives heart attack being in the right place at the right time
Man survives heart attack being in the right place at the right time: HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) — It was Valentine’s Day weekend, and the Ramseys traveled from their home in Cameron County to Carlisle to pick up a new convertible. While driving on the Carlisle Pike though, Alan Ramsey went unconscious.
“I kind of, by reflex, I just jumped across the truck and had to kick his foot off of the gas,” said Cindy Ramsey, Alan’s wife.
Cindy was able to pull over safely and called 9-1-1 but knew she immediately needed help. A retired nurse driving by was able to quickly pull over and moments later, a Silver Spring ambulance drove by.
“They had driven by and saw me in the vehicle pounding and said we need to go back, that woman needs help,” said Cindy Ramsey.
“Had it not been for their efforts immediately, I don’t know if he would be here with us today,” said Dr. Kevin McHale, cardiologist at UPMC Pinnacle.
Alan was quickly taken to UPMC Pinnacle West Shore where doctors worked to get a heartbeat.
“We were kind of bracing ourselves for the worst,” said Cindy Ramsey.
Thanks to hospital staff, Alan’s heart began beating again. He was later taken to the cardiac ICU at UPMC Pinnacle Harrisburg. Alan doesn’t remember much about what happened but doctors told him that only 10 % of people survive the kind of blockage he had in his heart.
“It does put it into a different perspective and it also shows how hard they worked and what expertise they had to bring me back to who I am right now,” said Alan Ramsey.
Alan says he’ll continue to travel to Harrisburg for his routine check-ups with Dr. McHale.
“To walk in and see him smiling and with his wife there, I mean it’s the best part,” said Dr. McHale.
Father and grandfather to seven, Alan is thankful to be alive today. “I was asked earlier if this is a new lease on life, I didn’t think there was anything wrong with my life before, so I kind of see it as just a continuation.”
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GKN & GKN EMPLOYEES
CAMERON COUNTY COMMUNITY CHEST
2020 FUND DRIVE OVER THE TOP
Over the past 44 years GKN Sinter Metals Emporium facilities (originally PPM) have been supporting the Cameron County Community Chest via employee contributions through payroll deduction. An added incentive is that the company also donates to the drive. Since the inception of this program, GKN has been a major contributor to the Cameron County Community Chest in helping it to meet the fund drive goals. Over the years since the program started, GKN has raised between 25% and 67% of the funds needed to hit the goals of the Community Chest.
This year the donations from GKN and its employees total $7,497. This represents 39% of the $19,000 goal. The CCCC commends GKN and their employees for their continued support of the Cameron County Community Chest.
With the donation from GKN, we have collected $20,764 toward our $19,000 goal. We have reached our goal. Thanks to all who have contributed to the 2020 Fund Drive.
We still need your support. We will keep this drive open through September 2020.
No donation/memorial is too small. Please send your tax-deductible contribution to: Cameron County Community Chest, PO Box 134, Emporium, PA. 15834, Attn: Judd Schager. Or, go to our Face book page for the convenience of using Pay-pal. Help to support the Recreation Board, Community Nurses, Red Cross, Friends of the Library, Package Team, Garden Club, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Sylvan Heritage, 4-H, SPCA, and Special Community Requests.