Ex Bolton Wanderers footballer Fabrice Muamba battled against the odds to marry his partner Shauna Magunda in an emotional wedding ceremony over the weekend.
The wedding took place just seven months after Muamba collapsed when his heart stopped beating during a match, leaving him technically ‘dead’ for 78 minutes. Fabrice, 24, and Shauna, 27, married in front of an A-list guest list,including footballers Robin Van Persie, Andy Cole and ex-Bolton teammates Stuart Holden and Martin Petrov.
Manchester United striker, Robin Van Persie, who attended the wedding with his wife Bouchra, told HELLO! magazine: “Today is particularly special because of what happened to Fabrice. The cardiac arrest had a big impact on everyone in football.”
“Everyone is so relieved and happy for him and Shauna, and Bouchra and I are grateful to be part of this day.”