Muamba Gives Glory to God
Just over a month after collapsing on the field with heart failure, Fabrice Muamba says it's 'more than a miracle' that he's alive.
On 17th March, his heart stopped beating naturally for 78 minutes after he collapsed in the middle of an FA Cup match. Before the match, he had prayed to God for protection, and in retrospect says his God didn't let him down. He explains, 'I was dead and even if I lived, I was expected to have suffered brain damage,' highlighting his miraculous healing.
You might remember the 'Pray for Muamba' plea that was pasted everywhere - in the news, Twitter, his family's words, even on the vest of Chelsea defender Gary Cahill who after scoring lifted his shirt to reveal the words 'Pray 4 Muamba.' (see Prayers for Muamba BBC Article).
In his eyes, the recovery is a remarkable testimony to the power of prayer.
As well as giving credit to God, he thanked Dr Andrews Deaner, a cardiologist who was watching the match and ran onto the pitch to attend him. Muamba is now recovering at home with his young son and fiancée.