Hockey fan goes into labor, stays to watch win

Published On: May 13 2013 02:45:45 PM EDT

How big of a Chicago Blackhawks fan is Donna Lebano? So big that when she went into labor during the Stanley Cup playoffs, she just couldn't make herself leave her seat.

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

Lebano, who was eight months pregnant, felt her first contraction during the second period of Thursday's Game 5 between the Blackhawks and the Minnesota Wild at the United Center in Chicago. With her team already up three games to one in the series, she decided to stick around to see them advance.

The Blackhawks did just that, with Marian Hossa scoring two goals in a 5-1 victory over the Wild to move on. And that was when Lebano moved on as well, with her three sisters rushing her straight from the game to the hospital, WGN reports.

She gave birth to a son, Owen Michael, hours later. Owen weighs 6 pounds, 5 ounces and is 19.5 inches long.

"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 told ABC Chicago.

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


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