A family in Florida is celebrating a miracle after a woman in a coma suddenly woke up to give birth.
Jenny Quiles was hit by a tow truck two weeks ago as she tried to cross the street to get to a doctor’s appointment. In the moments before impact, her motherly instincts kicked in. She shielded her belly, likely saving her baby girl.
Jenny still suffered a traumatic brain injury and was placed in a medically induced coma. There were plans to deliver her baby via c-section in a few weeks, but little Angel Noemi Quiles decided to come early.
“She’s here! She’s finally here!” said Angel Quiles, Jenny’s husband. “She’s amazing. She looks like mom and dad.”
A Florida man is celebrating after his pregnant wife woke up from her two-week coma to give birth to their baby girl.
“From day one, none of this was expected,” Angel Quiles told local TV news station KTVU. “I thought I was I was going to lose my wife. I thought I was going lose my baby. And here we are celebrating the fact that the baby is born and Jenny is doing a lot better today.”
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Quiles’ wife, Jenny, was struck by a tow truck October 15 as she crossed the street to attend a doctor’s appointment. Though Jenny successfully shielded her stomach from the impact, she suffered a traumatic brain injury. She was 7 months pregnant at the time.
Doctors put the would-be mom in a medically-induced coma and were making plans to perform a C-section delivery in several weeks. Those plans were canceled when Jenny woke up after 19 days.
“She was in labor and she was trying her hardest to let it be known,” recalled Quiles.
Baby, Angel Noemi Quiles, was born November 3 weighing 6 pounds. Her mother remains alert. “When Jenny gets out of this I’m going to tell her thank you, thank you ten thousand times. If it wasn’t for her protecting the baby at the time, we wouldn’t have the baby or this conversation right now,” Angel said.
Things remain tough even though the Quiles situation is improving. Jenny is still in intensive care. He also announced on a Go Fund Me page dedicated to Jenny that they are now unemployed.