On the evening of February 23 — while a powerful winter storm was barreling through Southern California — Crystal Wade of Lake Arrowhead (in the San Bernardino Mountains) went into labor.
Later that night, when Crystal and her husband Brady were finally able to begin the 50-mile drive to the nearest hospital, conditions were treacherous: heavy snowfall, strong crosswinds, and unplowed mountain roads.
Luckily, they reached the hospital in time for the delivery. Their baby girl was born around 5 a.m. on February 24.
Her name? Winter.
The twist? “Winter” had been chosen five months earlier! The fact that Winter Wade happened to be born in the middle of a historical winter storm is just an intriguing coincidence.
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- Holshouser, Emily. “Baby girl ‘Winter’ of Lake Arrowhead is born amid raging blizzard.” San Bernardino Sun 4 Mar. 2023.
- Kim, Rachel. “California mother gives birth amid blizzard conditions.” KCRA.com 3 Mar. 2023.
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