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Put so eloquently / so pleased to hear

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 “Normal life is within the spectrum of possibility.”
music to our ears
the Grim Reaper now
the least of our fears

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 “His outcome has been extraordinary,
as a result of extraordinary care.”

we expected the worse –
more than we could bear

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 “Football – bl**dy hell !”
well it caught our mood at the time
but it paled into insignificance
when our prayers turned to rhyme

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 and now those same prayers
have been answered good and true
we’re back baying for blood
whether Red, White or Blue!

The Game, like life, moves on.
Fortunately, Fabrice is there to share it with us. With all due thanks to the amazing work of the attending medical staff.

The quotes are from an interview with the main players in the drama of resuscitating Fabrice Muamba on Saturday 17th March 2012, at White Hart Lane.

The extracts below are also intended to highlight the wonderful work done by various attending medical staff, and our appreciation for all the good work they do.

update as at March 21st, 5 days later…..

from BBC website…

The pair were further helped by Dr Andrew Deaner, Consultant Cardiologist at London Chest Hospital, who was at the game as a fan, and ran onto the pitch to lend his expertise.

He said: “As soon as I saw them start CPR, something twitched in me. You always hope that, if you have a defibrillator and get there quickly, they will respond to at least two or three shocks. The longer the resuscitation, the less the chances of survival. But this is a very fit 23-year-old and those attending him are trained in CPR.

“If I was ever going to use term miraculous it could be used here. He has made a remarkable recovery so far.

“Two hours after [regaining consciousness] I whispered in his ear, ‘What’s your name?’ and he said, ‘Fabrice Muamba’. I said, ‘I hear you’re a really good footballer’ and he said, ‘I try’. I had a tear in my eye.”

The consultant added: “We don’t want to get ahead of ourselves but, as things stand, his life is not in danger at this time.

“It is early days so it is not possible to say [if he will play again].”

Dr Sam Mohiddin, the Consultant Cardiologist now looking after Muamba, said: “Fabrice has continued to demonstrate positive signs of recovery.

“His outcome has been extraordinary as a result of extraordinary care.

“He has exceeded our expectations but this remains very early in what could be a very lengthy recovery period.

“The critical thing was the rapid, prompt and very effective CPR at White Hart Lane and expertise from the London ambulance service.

“Normal life is within the spectrum of possibility.”

And at time of writing, April 13th 2012, Fabrice is still in intensive care, but out of danger and is reportedly up, walking the wards.

At time of posting, April 20th 2012, I’m happy to report that Fabrice Muamba is now back at home and recuperating with his family.

Unfortunately, on April 14th, Piermario Morisini was not as fortunate, he died of cardiac failure on the pitch at Pescara, Italy, while playing for Livorgno (on loan from Udinese). Our thoughts and our prayers go to his remaining family.

(And just to clarify, the title was written with Fabrice in mind, and before the sad news of Piermario reached us).

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/put-so-eloquently-so-pleased-to-hear/