Fabrice Muamba, 23 year old midfielder for Bolton Wanderers suffered a cardiac arrest this past saturday. It took 2 hours of resuscitation for his heart to begin beating on his own.
According to a friend of his, he has began speaking and moving his limbs. While he is still listed in critical condition, my doctor friend thinks that if he is talking he is most likely out of the woods and should survive.
Scary stuff. He grew up in and escaped the deadliest civil war since World War II (Zaire). Hope he makes a full recovery, though I doubt he will play soccer ever again.