Buffalo Bright Spot: Baby Born in Fire Station

Firefighters couldn't make it to the hospital
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 19, 2014 8:00 PM CST
Buffalo Bright Spot: Baby Born in Fire Station
Vehicles are piled high with snow on the Thruway in Cheektowaga, near Buffalo.   (AP Photo/The Buffalo News, Sharon Cantillon)

Seven people have now died as a result of Buffalo's freak snowstorm, reports AP, but little Lucy Hojnacki provides an antidote to the depressing stat. The Buffalo News recounts her amazing delivery story: When mom Bethany went into labor in their South Buffalo home yesterday morning, dad Jared had no chance of getting her to the hospital through all the snow. He spotted firefighters helping a stranded driver on their street, and that driver just happened to be a labor and delivery nurse.

The nurse stayed with Bethany for hours until a Fire Department vehicle successfully navigated their side street, only to find the main road impassable because of abandoned cars. Instead of the hospital, firefighters took Team Hojnacki to the fire station, where a second nurse, also stranded, helped with the delivery at 9:31pm. “The baby was born, and she’s healthy,’’ says grandma Deborah Hojnacki. All finally made it to the hospital later that night. Meanwhile, lots more snow was expected though tonight, on top of the 4 or 5 feet already on the ground in some places, reports the Daily News. (More uplifting news stories.)

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