Angel Quiles and his wife Jenny are now the proud parents of a baby girl.
The reason this miracle of birth is even more profound is that Jenny recently awoke from a coma after being struck by a tow truck Oct. 15.
"I really thought I was going to lose my wife," said Angel Quiles. "I thought I was going to lose my baby and here we are celebrating the fact that Emmy is born and Jenny is doing better today."
Baby Angel was born Wednesday at about 8 p.m. at Bayfront Health St. Petersburg.
"She's 6 pounds even and a beautiful, little round cherub face with lots of hair," said Dr. Jennifer Gilby with Women's Care Florida who delivered the baby by C-section.
"She is doing great, she is just thriving and doing well and looks great this morning and the reports are all just very positive, she's an excellent first step into this world and I think she's going to do great," said Dr. Gilby.
Dr. Gilby says she's seeing improvements in Jenny's condition.
"Mom's doing well , she's stable she's improving every day and I think now that she doesn't have to support another whole second entity, I think she's gonna really, hopefully we'll see some improvement in her at well," said Dr. Gilby.
Angel Quiles was thrilled Wednesday when his wife awoke from the coma.
"Her eyes are open, I mean completely opened, and she’s reaching out for me,” said Angel Quiles said of his wife. “She was grabbing on to my shirt and tugging me, like come here, come here I need to tell you something."
His wife, 36-year-old Jenny, is suffering from traumatic brain injuries after she was hit by a tow truck while walking across First Avenue N in St. Petersburg to attend a doctor’s appointment.
"When Jenny gets out of this, I'm going to tell her thank you, thank you 10,000 times," said Angel Quiles. "Because if it wasn't for her protecting the baby at that time, we wouldn't have the baby or this conversation right now."
The baby, the couple's first, was due Dec. 1, but doctors decided to deliver the baby early.
As for Jenny, Quiles expects a long road to recovery, but he’s hopeful.
"She’s responding with her eyes, she doing gestures, she’s moving her hands, her legs are moving," said Angel Quiles. "To see her moving, now I can breathe a little bit."