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Woman chokes on hot dog, dies at Cubs game
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Woman chokes on hot dog, dies at Cubs game

Woman chokes on hot dog, dies at Cubs game
Photo Credit: Oleskiewicz family
Maureen Oleskiewicz

Woman chokes on hot dog, dies at Cubs game

Maureen Oleskiewicz was a huge Cubs fan.

She and her family were in the stands at Wrigley Field as Chicago and the Reds prepared for their game on Sunday when she collapsed.

"She just went down" her brother told the Chicago Tribune.

Martin Oleskiewicz said his sister never reached for her throat or made a noise, she just fell.

A nurse was in the stands nearby and came to help but the woman was already in cardiac arrest after choking on a hot dog.

She was rushed to a hospital but medical personnel were never able to detect a heartbeat.

When it was certain there was no hope Oleskiewicz was kept alive long enough for her organs to be harvested with her heart going to a 14 year old.

At a vigil for the woman her mother told the Tribune "we're beyond devastated, a new word has to be invented to describe the pain we're feeling."

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