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A Florida police officer suffers a second heart attack while his newborn daughter remains hospitalized in the NICU after the detective was in a coma just 24 hours before his wife’s emergency C-section.

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Robert Wright, 36, is a detective with the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Department. Wright suffered a heart attack on December 7 and then suffered another in early February, leaving him in a forced coma.
  • Robert Wright, 36, is a detective with the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Department.
  • Wright suffered a heart attack on December 7 and then suffered another in early February, leaving him in a forced coma.
  • Robert Wright woke up from a coma on February 13, but his wife Heather had to undergo an emergency C-section the next day.

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The wife of a Florida police officer spends time between two hospitals, while her husband fights for his life after a second heart attack and their newborn daughter remains in a NICU.

Robert Wright, 36, is a detective with the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Department.

Wright suffered a heart attack on December 7 and then suffered another in early February, leaving him in a forced coma.

His wife Heather was admitted to a different hospital at the same time because her condition needed to be monitored at 28 weeks after what a friend called a “difficult” pregnancy.

Robert Wright woke up from a coma on February 13, but his wife Heather had to undergo an emergency C-section the next day as their daughter Raelynn was born weighing just one pound.

Robert Wright, 36, is a detective with the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Department. Wright suffered a heart attack on December 7 and then suffered another in early February, leaving him in a forced coma.

Robert Wright, 36, is a detective with the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Department. Wright suffered a heart attack on December 7 and then suffered another in early February, leaving him in a forced coma.

His wife Heather was admitted to a different hospital at the same time because her condition needed to be monitored at 28 weeks after what a friend called a “difficult” pregnancy. His daughter, RaeLynn, was born on February 14 and remains in a NICU.

He is scheduled to spend the next ten weeks in a NICU under observation.

Heather Wright goes back and forth from one hospital to another to care for them both, while Robert remains hospitalized.

He is currently using a heart pump to keep blood flowing and let his heart rest, according to WAFB.

Heather, who met Robert in high school, maintains a positive attitude, saying, “Cherish your family, love your family, you never know what can happen at any moment.”

Friends and family have launched a GoFundMetrying to raise $50,000 to get the family back on their feet.

It was there that Heather gave an update on the health of her husband and daughter, with good news for both of them.

“Raelynn is doing great in the NICU, she doesn’t need oxygen and feeding is going well,” he wrote.

‘Rob is out of ICU and we expect him to be discharged this week. We have a lot of recovery ahead of us, but we are grateful for both of them.”

Heather Wright goes back and forth from hospital to hospital to care for them both, while Robert remains hospitalized.

Heather Wright goes back and forth from hospital to hospital to care for them both, while Robert remains hospitalized.

Heather Wright goes back and forth from hospital to hospital to care for them both, while Robert remains hospitalized.

Currently, Robert is using a heart pump to keep blood flowing and let his heart rest.

Currently, Robert is using a heart pump to keep blood flowing and let his heart rest.

Currently, Robert is using a heart pump to keep blood flowing and let his heart rest.

Heather recently provided an update on her husband and daughter's health, with good news for both of them.

Heather recently provided an update on her husband and daughter's health, with good news for both of them.

Heather recently provided an update on her husband and daughter’s health, with good news for both of them.

Heather clarified that Robert will receive workers’ compensation, but that the family will need a lot more to recover.

The GoFundMe states that Robert and Heather, a real estate agent, “have spent most of their adult lives protecting and caring for those around them, including family, friends, and even complete strangers.”

Robert Wright is staying at Tampa General Hospital and has not yet met his newborn daughter.

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