Via TSN –
Maureen Oleskiewicz, a 28-year-old middle school teacher, died on Sunday after choking on a hot dog at Wrigley Field, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.
Oleskiewicz and her brother, Martin Oleskiewicz, were eating before the game started when she fell to the floor choking. CPR was administered, but she died after undergoing cardiac arrest.
Before Oleskiewicz passed away, she was kept on life support long enough to donate her organs.
School District 128 superintendent Kathleen Casey issued a statement in response to the middle school teacher’s loss.
“The Palos Heights School District 128 family has suffered a devastating loss today. Our beloved Independence Jr. High teacher, Ms. Maureen Oleskiewicz passed away after suffering a tragic accident. Maureen had a positive impact on countless students, parents and her colleagues. Her vibrant, positive outlook on life and her joyful nature will be missed more than words can convey.”
“There is no magic wand to ﬁx what we cannot comprehend. Today, our crisis team and supporting grief counselors and social workers from neighboring districts were available throughout the day for our staff and students.”
According to the Sun-Times, Oleskiewicz was an avid sports fan who loved the Cubs, Bears and Blackhawks, even implementing a spirit days for students to wear jerseys from their favorite teams.
So sad. No one expects to see someone die at a ballpark.