Maureen Oleskiewicz (Family Photo)
Maureen Oleskiewicz (Family Photo)
In bizarre and awful news, a young woman has passed away after choking on a hot dog she was eating while preparing to watch a Cubs game at Wrigley Field. Maureen Oleskiewicz who is a Chicago teacher was with her brother this past Sunday at Wrigley when the tragedy happened.

According to CBS News:

The 28-year-old teacher at Independence Junior High in Palos Heights was taken to Illinois Masonic Hospital. She was kept alive until Tuesday so that doctors could harvest her organs for donation, family members told the Chicago Sun-Times.

The incident happened before the game started. She was given CPR at the field and then transported by ambulance to Illinois Masonic.

The Cubs released a statement regarding the incident.

“The Chicago Cubs are saddened to hear news of the untimely death of Maureen Oleskiewicz. We express our deepest sympathy to her family and friends. We will continue to keep her family in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.”

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Oleskiewicz family.