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Six-year-old Mackenna Hieb, left, looks on as her grandmother, Geni Hieb, recounts the events on July 3 when she said Mackenna saved her life after she passed out from low blood sugar. Also pictured from left are Mackenna's sister, Nevaeh, nurse Chelle Taylor, whom Mackenna sought out for help, and Taylor's infant son Zander and daughter Trinity Grainger. John M. Steiner / The Sun

Nanny’s heroine: When grandmother falls ill, 6-year-old seeks help

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A Jamestown woman credits her granddaughter for saving her life.

Geni Hieb wasn’t feeling well on Thursday morning. The Jamestown grandmother had taken one of her grandchildren, Nevaeh, 4, to Sanford Clinic on the morning of July 3, when she felt her blood sugar was getting low. Nevaeh’s sister, Mackenna, 6, got a nurse for Hieb, who suffers from hypoglycemia, a lifelong side effect of gastric-bypass surgery she underwent several years ago.

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