Fabrice Muamba recently revealed he has not given up hope of playing professional football again one day after collapsing during the FA cup clash between the Bolton Wanderers and Tottenham Hotspur on March 17.
Muamba was "in effect dead" for 78 minutes following his on-field collapse before paramedics and doctors managed to resuscitate him after his heart stopped beating.
Muamba made a remarkable recovery after regaining consciousness following the on-field incident on 17th March. One month later, the then-23 year old midfielder was discharged from the hospital.
Muamba is invited take part in a ceremony at the Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday, prior to a charity match between Real Madrid Legends and Manchester United Legends.
"I am happy to be here and the fact is I continue to feel fine. I am improving slowly but surely," Mumba said. "At the moment I am not doing exercise, I am just enjoying life and traveling. It is a great privilege to be able to live with the assistance of a respiratory machine or something like that. It is fantastic."
"I am making small steps every day. I am still being medicated and we will see what happens. I have to coordinate with my doctor and see what he says but I'll never say never." Mumba added.
Mumba also doesn't remember much about his near death experience besides feeling dizzy.
"It was a strange sensation, I felt like I was running inside someone else's body and then I fell. My head hit the ground twice and I lost consciousness. I was dead," Mumba said "I didn't feel pain in my body or my head. I didn't feel anything. That happened on the Saturday and I didn't wake up until Monday."
"I have never watched the video because I am not yet ready. Now I intend to enjoy life. It is a miracle that I can do things like travel. It is a miracle because I shouldn't even have lived, so everything that comes now is a bonus."
Muamba received a lot of support from the football fraternity. Real Madrid supported him by sending a shirt signed by all the players which left Muamba overwhelmed. Barcelona also sent Mumba a shirt signed and dedicated by Messi.
"I never thought I would get to step on this pitch. To do so in this manner is an honor. It is the first time I have been to the Bernabeu and to do so surround by some of the best players ever, I don't have the words to describe it. All the support I have received gives me strength."
Prayers and wishes were all over the social networking site for the player. Hash (#) tags like #PRAYFORMUAMBA and #GETWELLSOON were few among the # tags which were widely used by the football fans.