Pregnant with her first child, Galicia Malone’s water broke at 3 a.m., but she held off going to the hospital until she was able to go to her polling place and vote.
“I never voted before so this made a major difference in my life,” she told CBS Chicago “And I wanted this to be a stepping-stone for my daughter.”
“I was just trying to read and breathe, read and breathe,” she said. “That’s what I kept telling myself, ‘Read and breathe, read and breathe.”
She calls it a milestone day; her first vote and her first child.
“If only all voters showed such determination to vote,” Cook County Clerk David Orr said in a statement. “My hat goes off to Galicia for not letting anything get in the way of voting. What a terrific example she is showing for the next generation, especially her new son or daughter.”
While there is no word on when her baby was delivered, we wish her luck!