Friday, April 27, 2012
Fabrice Nadala Muamba has been invited to see the F.A.cup final at Wembley for the clash between chelsea and Liverpool and if the invitation is accepted and he goes there it would a memorable reunion for the team and Fabrice. He will get royal reception there with a standing ovation and tears would roll down from all in the stadium. It was such a miraculous and legendary rendezvous he made with death on that ground in front of 35000 people in the stadium.
Born in Kinshasa, Zaire (Congo) Muamba's father left the country and sought asylum in U K. He was granted permission and settled in East London. Muamba was 11 years old then. He got associated with Arsenal football club in London while studying in school by way of Arsenal club's talent hunt. Years later he joined Birmingham city and in 2008 Bolton wanderers for 5 Million Pounds with other perks 7,50000. He was chosen as player of the season in 2010.
On March 17, 2012 while he was playing F.A.cup quarter-final Match between Bolton and Tottenham Hotspur at white Hart lane he collapsed on the ground clutching his chest. He was not breathing. The team Doctor and a cardiac surgeon who was watching play worked together hard to resurrect him but to no avail. They attempted for about 6 minutes before he was taken to the specialist coronary care unit at London chest Hospital. The attempts to revive him were going on during the journey to the Hospital and in the hospital. But he lay breathless with no heart beat. The commendable thing was that the Doctors never gave up. If he was admitted to a sub-urban Hospital with a Doctor in a hurry to leave, he would not be alive now. The Doctors in the London Chest Hospital continued attempts on him thru defebrillator shocks.
In the words of Muamba as he told to‘Telegraph :
” What happened was more than a miracle. I am walking proof of the power of Prayer. For 78 minutes I was dead and even if I lived I was expected to have suffered brain damage.” He said he felt something seriously wrong with him while playing and began to see double. He remembered nothing after he fell on the ground. Muamba paid rich tributes to Dr Andrew Deaner, the consultant Cardiologist.
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