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T&T footballer Adams shows signs of improvement

Monday, November 18, 2013 | 3:06 PM    

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BUDAPEST, Hungary (CMC) — Trinidad and Tobago footballer, Akeem Adams, who suffered a heart attack in Hungary, has improved to the point where he can now watch football on television, the media in Budapest has reported.

Adams, 22, had been in a Budapest heart clinic since September, when he suffered a massive heart attack in his apartment, which ended his professional career.

His mother, Ancilla Adams, has vowed to remain in Hungary while he remains in hospital.

“While Akeem heals here, I am not moving away. I’ll stay in Budapest. Every day I talk to him, hold his hand, to me it is the most important (thing),” mother Ancilla Adams, told the Budapest media.

“His condition has improved, he can also watch TV, especially the matches of Ferencvaros. I am happy to see that far from Trinidad and Tobago there is love, respect and support for my child.”

Adams has had four life-saving surgeries, including the amputation of his left leg, and currently survives on a mechanical heart.

He still needs a heart transplant, but is still too weak to have the procedure.

“A lot of terrible (things) happened. We lived through hard times, but all that matters is that Akeem is alive. I’m happy he is here among us,” Ancilla Adams said.”

“I cannot be in his hospital room the entire day, but if I could, I would be there every minute of it.”

Adams signed for the Hungarian club, Ferencvárosi in the summer, but has had a lot of support since his tragedy.

Over 250 members of the Hungarian public have donated blood and his club Ferencvárosi recently raised some 10 million Forint (Hungarian currency) for Adams’ rehabilitation (1US$=HUF 219.90).

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