Life After Near Death For Soccer Star Muamba

Posted by Hefin Rhys Jones  ·  1 visitor comment

Miracle man, Fabrice Muamba, the Premiership football star who 'died' during an FA cup quarter final has released his autobiography.

Titled I'm Still Standing, the book tells the story of the Congolese born midfielder who suffered a heart-stopping cardiac arrest during his team's March 2012 clash with Tottenham and was clinically dead for 78 minutes. 

The power of prayer

The player's plight led tabloid red top, The Sun, to publish the unprecedented front page headline 'Pray for Muamba' and invited prayers and support from football fans all over the world.

Cardiologists who fought to save the former England U21's life described his recovery simply as 'miraculous'.

Describing himself as 'walking proof of the power of prayer,' Muamba has publically thanked God and the medical team who treated him. 

Down but not out

The 24 year-old reluctantly announced his retirement from the game in August on the advice of a top Belgian heart specialist. With 130 appearances for Bolton Wanderers under his belt, Muamba's love for his club continues today. His old club have offered him a job, but with the pick of roles ranging from club ambassador to a job in the Lancashire side's education or community departments, Muamba Fabrice just thanks God for still being alive. 

Born in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Muamba arrived in the UK aged eleven, after his father was forced to seek political asylum.

A committed Christian, the popular Londoner's faith has helped him deal with the "devastating" news that he will never play again.

Order Fabrice's book here.

26th October

October 26th, 2012 - Posted & Written by Hefin Rhys Jones

Thumbs Down0
Thumbs Up0

Did you find this article useful?

1 Visitor Comment

Join in the Eden community and comment on this article

Thiago Reis

Thiago Reis

Posts: 1

He returned to life as a gift from God...great story!

Friday, 26th October 2012 at 1:13PM

Reply to this comment

0Thumbs Down
0Thumbs Up

Did you find this comment useful?

Leave A Comment

Leave your comments or suggestions in regards to this article.

Product Spotlight
HCSB The Sports Bible Imitation Leather Brown

HCSB The Sports Bible Imitation Leather Brown

Availability: In Stock - Usually dispatched within 6 days

FREE Delivery

Offer Price: £19.99

Most Popular Articles
The Insanity of God Review
Posted on Tuesday 23rd of May
WONDER: Hillsong UNITED's new 2017 album
Posted on Friday 19th of May
Cycling Out of The Comfort Zone Review
Posted on Thursday 18th of May
Do You Believe? UK Release Date
Posted on Tuesday 16th of May
The Insanity of God Review
Posted on Tuesday 23rd of May
WONDER: Hillsong UNITED's new 2017 album
Posted on Friday 19th of May
Cycling Out of The Comfort Zone Review
Posted on Thursday 18th of May
Do You Believe? UK Release Date
Posted on Tuesday 16th of May
The Ultimate Guide To.... Classic Christian Books
Posted on Saturday 15th of April
What Are Eden Bundles?
Posted on Friday 11th of November
Creating an all age, fun, and messy church
Posted on Wednesday 28th of March

Updates from the live @Edencouk twitter feed!

Twitter Seperator
Don't forget to follow us @edencouk
Recent Article Comments
No Comments.

Nia Wright has made 0 posts.

34 useful comments

A Reader has made 2 posts.

21 useful comments

Les Ellison has made 52 posts.

10 useful comments

Lyn Myers has made 5 posts.

8 useful comments

James Warwood has made 4 posts.

8 useful comments

Last updated: 24 mins ago