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Fabrice Muamba: I'm Still Standing

Fabrice Muamba: I'm Still Standing [Kindle Edition]

Fabrice Muamba
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Fabrice Muamba: I'm Still Standing is one of the books of the year. A life-affirming tale of courage and triumph that will surprise, fascinate and ultimately inspire you.

THEY say that when you die, your life flashes before your eyes.
Fabrice Muamba has been there. He knows.
Muamba was the Bolton Wanderers player who collapsed during a televised FA Cup match against Tottenham Hotspur.
After receiving emergency treatment on the pitch from medical personnel – including a consultant cardiologist who was at the game as a fan – he was rushed to a coronary care unit at the London Chest Hospital.
Muamba’s heart stopped beating for 78 minutes. But amazingly he survived.
He made a remarkable recovery that has engrossed and enthralled both the footballing and wider world.
Although it is Muamba's cardiac arrest and his wonderful resurgence that has brought him into the public eye, the truth is that he had already lived a remarkable life prior to his collapse.
Born in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Muamba was brought up surrounded by the terror of a civil war and without a father who was forced to flee to the UK in 1994 because of his links to unpopular President Mobutu Sese Seko.
Muamba was not reunited with his father until 1999 when he moved to London aged 11.
This schoolboy, who could not speak a word of English, then displayed the kind of strength and faith that would become his hallmark, achieving 10 GCSEs before swiftly rising to the top of the English game, firstly with Arsenal and Birmingham City before his final spell at Bolton.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 728 KB
  • Print Length: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Trinity Mirror Sport Media (28 Oct 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009YLOD1I
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (101 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #99,130 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mary 9 Nov 2012
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Could not put the book down once I had started to read it.
An inspiring and moving story.

I would recommend this to everyone!
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspired, humbled, blessed 8 Nov 2012
From i recieved the book a day after its release i felt as though i was a day behind and needed to catch up with the rest of the world. Im not much of a big reader but have been following Mr Muambas story since the game at white heart lane i had to buy it and read it, which i had managed to do in a day. I knew this would be a book that would not only motivate me but set me up for the rest of my life and i was not disappointed.
It makes u see behind all the limelight of press into what Mr Muamba was actually going through. Forgive me if i am wrong but like everyone i put him in the category of a celebrity after his experience with life and death and i quickly learnt he was the opposite. Reading the book sligtly mirrored my partners life which brought a lot of things home and hope that God is in control.
Like the rest of the nation i have fallen in love with his story and i am inspired by not only him but his wife Shauna. I aspire to be a strong intelligent fearless woman as she is.
I would 150% recommend this book to anyone! Kids would learn a lot too minor the little swear words lol x. X
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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Everyone watched the events of what happened to Fabrice live on TV that day in March 2012. Religious or not, the world cried and prayed. This book has two stories intertwined - the young Fabrice escaping the conflict in the Congo at the age of 11 leaving his mother behind - the unfolding events leading up to his collapse. Football, education, faith, family, love, relationships - everything you want human beings to be towards each other - loving, caring and above all respectful! you will find in this book. Every person in it you want to hug for one reason or another, which ever football team you support - the world was on the side of Fabrice Muamba that day. Read this book - be inspired to learn CPR - love and respect each other and have faith!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspiring 9 Dec 2012
By Scott
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Great book, really interesting to hear the story from Fabrices side of things, would recommend for anyone, not just football fans.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Simply the best 27 Feb 2013
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Having read the book i can honestly say for a truely insperational read Fabrice has hit the nail on the head.
God bless him and his family and thankyou from one heart attack survivor to another.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 21 Feb 2013
By Stuart
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It's rare that I would ever read a book by my own free-will. However, this story really caught my attention last year, so I thought it was worth a read.
I'm only 3-4 chapters deep, but already love it. Well written, and a great story. Truly inspiring.
Take it from someone who doesn't read, that this is worth every penny!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fabrice Muambas I'm still standing 17 Feb 2013
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Very interesting story of behind the scenes life of a footballer and his struggles through growing up then his cardiac attest
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5.0 out of 5 stars book 14 Feb 2013
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a true life and gripping story about a football player who has a second chance of life and a good present for any football fan.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspirational!
I read this book in one day and couldn't put it down! I was inspired, challenged and blessed by Fabrices' story. Read more
Published 15 days ago by Julie Johnson
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
Great read. Very addictive and compelling and I would definately recommend this to others to read. Go and get it!
Published 28 days ago by Steph
4.0 out of 5 stars Genuine & honest
Having been at White Hart Lane on the day Muamba collapsed, I wanted to know more of the man I thought I'd had the horror of seeing die prematurely. Read more
Published 1 month ago by David
5.0 out of 5 stars Unbelievable
Very emotional, great book. He is so lucky to be alive. Makes me appreciate how good life actually is. Fantastic.
Published 1 month ago by chrissy10
5.0 out of 5 stars amazin read
this a truly inspirational story. finally a decent autobiography from an amazing person would definetely reccomend to everybody. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Bailey
5.0 out of 5 stars Brillant
This tells of the day that Fabrice Muamaba, collasped with a heart attack whilst playing for Bolton against Tottenham at White heart Lane, London. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Brian G
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read
My son who is football mad and a Christian loved this book. It is an amazing story that especially boys will enjoy
Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars What a book about an amazing man
Bought this for my son a football fanatic who thought this one of the best books he has read about a football player. Read more
Published 5 months ago by geo.
5.0 out of 5 stars He is standing high
Definitely 5 star- no way am I a football fan but I now appreciate the sport more now- I am a christian and I do love other sport so it made sense in a way to read this book also... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Fsumm
4.0 out of 5 stars Good read
This was very interesting due to the circumstances of his collapse and was very lucky the doctor was at the match to respond straight away.
Published 6 months ago by Maz
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