IT is difficult to forget the shocking scenes of Bolton Wanderers midfielder Fabrice Muamba collapsing on the pitch at White Hart Lane in March, 2012.

He suffered a cardiac arrest in the early stages of the FA Cup tie and his heart had stopped beating for 78 minutes.

Medics ­— including as cardiologist who happened to be watching the game ­— fought frantically to bring him back to life.

His story had a happy ­— and some say miraculous ­— ending, although he would never play professional football again.

Incidents such as this occur on a daily basis in homes, offices, streets and schools across the country, often with tragic consequences because life-saving help is too far away.

Following Fabrice’s story, and other incidents in Bolton we teamed up with then MP Julie Hilling to launch the Every School Leaver A Life Saver campaign, calling for vital first-aid skills to be taught in every primary school in the country.

This would mean that in the event of an emergency, there are more people who would know what to do, which could mean the difference between life and death until medical help arrives.

The bill which would make this a reality is having its second reading in Parliament this month.

As distressing at it was to watch, the legacy of the Fabrice Muamba episode could be hundreds of lives saved across the country every day.