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Welcome Back, Fabrice!
WELCOME BACK, FABRICE!
Posted 08 November 2012 2:48pm
We are delighted to welcome Fabrice Muamba as a special guest to White Hart Lane this evening, the first time he has been back since suffering a cardiac arrest on the pitch in March.
Fabrice was part of the Bolton Wanderers team for an FA Cup quarter-final tie at the Lane when the incident occurred during the first half.
After receiving emergency treatment on the pitch from medical personnel of both teams - and a consultant cardiologist who was at the game as a fan - he was rushed to a coronary care unit at the London Chest Hospital.
His heart stopped beating for 78 minutes but amazingly, he survived.
His story is an inspiration and together with his former club Bolton Wanderers and Arrhythmia Alliance, the Heart Rhythm Charity, he has launched a year-long campaign - Hearts & Goals - to help prevent death from sudden cardiac arrest.
The campaign will not only raise awareness but will seek to deliver practical benefits by giving communities across the country access to 500 new defibrillators, as well as CPR and defibrillator training so that lives can be saved.
For information on the campaign, its objectives and how to get involved, please visit the Hearts & Goals website at www.heartsandgoals.org.
Fabrice’s story is one of the most amazing tales to emerge this year and his new autobiography is an inspirational read. His book, 'I’m Still Standing', tells the story of his remarkable life and was launched on Monday, published by Trinity Mirror Sport Media - more details here...
He will be introduced to supporters at half-time during tonight's match.