The ‘Miracle man’ praises our appeal to teach pupils how to save a life
9:27am Thursday 21st February 2013 in News
MIRACLE man Fabrice Muamba realises more than most the importance of learning life-saving skills.
Former Bolton Wanderers star Muamba suffered a cardiac arrest on the pitch during an FA Cup match against Tottenham in March and was treated with CPR and a defibrillator before being rushed to hospital.
His heart stopped beating for 78 minutes.
Muamba has now made a full recovery, but he has been forced to retire from professional football.
He said: “Having defibrillators and learning new skills to help save lives is very important.
“It’s vital that not just children, but everybody, learns life-saving skills and hopefully they can use those skills when someone’s life is at risk.”
The Bolton News has joined forces with Bolton West MP Julie Hilling to promote the teaching of life-saving emergency skills in every school in Bolton.
And we are backing Muamba’s Hearts and Goals campaign, which aims to have 500 defibrillators in public places across the UK, including in schools.
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