Miami Beach police help detective raise funds for sick child

Dwyane Mitchell contracts viral infection, diagnosed with Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome

By Amanda Batchelor - Senior Digital Editor

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. - The Miami Beach Police Department is asking the public for help in raising funds for a sick teenager's medical expenses.

Dwayne Mitchell, who is the son of Miami Beach Police Detective Christopher Mitchell, was found unresponsive by his grandmother on May 16.

According to a post on his family's GoFundMe page, Dwayne's older brother performed CPR until Miami-Dade Fire Rescue arrived and took him to Jackson Memorial Hospital.

Doctors told Dwayne's family that the teen went into cardiac arrest after contracting a viral infection. They also determined that Dwayne had the heart disease, Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome.

Dwyane suffered a large amount of swelling to his brain, but the family is hopeful that he will recover.

In an update to the GoFundMe post, the family stated, "Dwyane's medical procedure went extremely well. Doctors were successful in correcting two areas that were causing the arrhythmia attacks. Dwyane is back at Promise Hospital and remains in a coma. Dwyane continues to show signs of improvement. Please continue to keep Dwyane in your thoughts and prayers. Thank you for your support and donations."

Click here to donate to the Mitchell family for Dwyane's medical expenses.

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