Monday, December 30, 2013

Footballer Akeem Adams in a coma; only a miracle can save him

Akeem Adams "Only a miracle can save him now" (Photo from Soca Warriors website)
A report in the Trinidad Guardian stated that 22-year-old T&T footballer Akeem Adams is now in a coma and doctors have said they is nothing they can do to save the young man's life.

Akeem - who plays for the team Ferencvaros - suffered a stroke over the weekend as he waited for a heart transplant. In September he suffered a heart attack in Hungary and is being treated at a heart clinic in Budapest.

The Guardian said the stroke has caused severe bleeding to the brain, citing an article in the Soca Warriors Web site. It quoted an unnamed source as saying that "only a miracle can save him now." 

This is how the Warriors site described what is happening:

"News of his latest tragic mishap is expected to be a big blow to not only Adams’ family but also thousands of supporters all over the world.

"In Trinidad, thousands of concerned citizens purchased “I support Akeem” tee-shirts from Native Spirit, which was part of the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association’s Heart of a Warrior fund raising drive for the player, while help also came from private groups like the fan site, Presentation College (San Fernando) and Pro League clubs, DIRECTV W Connection and Central FC.

"Hundreds of persons in Budapest donated blood to Adams, who only joined the Hungarian top flight club in August, while companies donated thousands of euros to his care and Ferencvaros paid for Adams’ mother, Ancilla Dick, and brother, Akini Adams, to be at his side since September 28.

"Brazil-born former Portugal and Barcelona football star, Deco, also auctioned a Fluminese jersey for Adams.

"The strain of the tragedy affected Ferencvaros internally too as ex-head coach Ricardo Moniz, who signed Adams in the first place, was sacked earlier this month after becoming embroiled in a war of words with his employer over the care given to the former Point Fortin resident."

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