Local family celebrates new baby born during Blizzard Evelyn
GREEN BAY, Wis. (WLUK) -- The arrival of Blizzard Evelyn may not have been ideal for many people in the area, but for one local family it was the perfect storm and left them with a Blizzard baby.
Alyssa Champagne gave birth to her baby, Askren, on Saturday night after she and her husband, Jason, drove 50 miles in Blizzard Evelyn to the HSHS St. Mary's Hospital in Green Bay.
Although they were only coming from the Town of Pound, it took them almost two hours.
"I was getting a little nervous. I know probably more nervous than he has ever seen me. He was only going 25 (mph) and I kept telling him slow down, slow down. But I think it was just the adrenaline kicking in and I was ready to meet our baby," said Champagne.
As if giving birth during a storm isn't bizarre enough, this is actually common for the family. Alyssa's little brother was born at the exact hospital during a blizzard almost 30 years ago.
"It was December 1990 and it was considered a white-out around the state. I think we got 16 inches when it was all said and done," said Alyssa's mother, Shelly Patz.
Patz says back when she gave birth to a blizzard baby, she also shared the story with FOX 11 News.
While Blizzard Evelyn is something some people may forget, this storm has given this family another great story to share forever.