Photo of Francine Alfontent and baby from Wendy Brown
Earlier this morning, my sister e-mailed me a news story for the blog. Unfortunately I am only now posting it hours later due to issues with my server. Anyhow, East Broadway welcomed in a new life as a straphanger gave birth to a baby girl. Here is the story courtesy of 1010 Wins:
NEW YORK (AP) — A little bit of sunshine arrived on a Manhattan subway platform when a straphanger gave birth to a daughter named Soleil — French for sun.
Fellow passengers came to the aid of Francine Alfontent Monday after her water broke at the East Broadway station.
One passenger, who’s a school guidance counselor, called 911 and ran to a firehouse for help.
A nurse comforted Alfontent while waiting for paramedics, and a social worker reminded the mother-to-be how to breathe. Others offered clothing for her to rest on.
Paramedics arrived a short time later and delivered Soleil, who weighs 6 pounds, 7 ounces.
Mom and baby are doing fine at Bellevue Hospital.
I would like to take this moment to wish the mother & her daughter a happy life. Welcome to NYC & the world, Soleil.
xoxo Transit Blogger