Son of Miami Beach officers begins treatment at brain rehab center

Dwayne Mitchell contracted viral infection, diagnosed with Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome

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MIAMI BEACH, Fla. - The son of two Miami Beach police officers was taken to a brain rehabilitation facility Thursday, the Police Department said.

Dwayne Mitchell was airlifted Thursday morning to a rehab center in Atlanta for 30 days of treatment.

"We are happy to report Dwayne and his parents landed safely and are beginning treatment," the Miami Beach Police Department said on its Facebook page. "Please continue to #PrayForDwayneMitchell."

Dwayne was found unresponsive by his grandmother 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 known as Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome.

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

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

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