Woman goes into labor at Hawks game, waits for win

Donna and Charles Lebano with Owen Michael. (Adventist Hinsdale Hospital)
May 11, 2013 6:51:10 PM PDT
Donna Lebano is a big Chicago Blackhawks fan. So even when she started having contractions, she just couldn't leave the game.

"No way was I leaving," Lebano said in a statement from Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. "We are a Hawks family. I had to see the end of the game."

At 8 months pregnant, Lebano's first contraction hit during the second period. But Lebano waited until she saw Chicago beat the Minnesota Wild, 5-1, on Thursday night before going straight to the hospital.

Just hours later, she gave birth to a son, Owen Michael. Owen weighs 6 pounds, 5 ounces and is 19.5 inches long. Mom and baby are both doing fine- and already ready to cheer on the Hawks in the next playoff game.

"Owen is such a great baby, very patient. We're doing fantastic and we think of Owen as Hossa's hat trick. Two goals in a playoff game and a baby delivered moments after getting to the hospital is an epic hat trick," Lebano said.

Lebano and her husband, Charles, have another son, Christian, who is 19 months old.


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