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Re: Akeem Adams falls into a coma
« Reply #390 on: December 29, 2013, 02:33:45 PM »
No words..... No words. Lord put ah hand!!!!

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Re: Akeem Adams falls into a coma
« Reply #391 on: December 29, 2013, 02:39:44 PM »
Sad news... All in God's hands now.

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Re: Akeem Adams falls into a coma
« Reply #392 on: December 29, 2013, 03:51:05 PM »
That sad dread. ..
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Re: Akeem Adams falls into a coma
« Reply #393 on: December 29, 2013, 04:22:16 PM »
Can't believe what i'm hearing,it's really sad news, sorry about this latest development.

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Re: Akeem Adams falls into a coma
« Reply #394 on: December 29, 2013, 08:02:51 PM »
What this boy do to deserve this? All in God's hands people saying. What is this God doing to help this boy as well? With all God's power, he just sitting up there on his thrown and watching this boy suffer and not doing a damn thing. Heart attack, amputation, massive stroke at just age 22! Sorry people, all the prayers or crying for this Lord and God is not gonna make his foot ever grow back nor his brain be back to normal, It is indeed SAD!!! The youth does not deserve this!!

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Re: Akeem Adams falls into a coma
« Reply #395 on: December 29, 2013, 08:15:38 PM »
What this boy do to deserve this? All in God's hands people saying. What is this God doing to help this boy as well? With all God's power, he just sitting up there on his thrown and watching this boy suffer and not doing a damn thing. Heart attack, amputation, massive stroke at just age 22! Sorry people, all the prayers or crying for this Lord and God is not gonna make his foot ever grow back nor his brain be back to normal, It is indeed SAD!!! The youth does not deserve this!!

so all dis to say you vex with God ?   very sad news about Akeem.

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Re: Akeem Adams falls into a coma
« Reply #396 on: December 29, 2013, 08:57:09 PM »
My prayers are with him and his family!

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Re: Akeem Adams falls into a coma
« Reply #397 on: December 29, 2013, 09:26:15 PM »
Very sad news, my prayers are with you Akeem!

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Re: Akeem Adams falls into a coma
« Reply #398 on: December 29, 2013, 11:11:59 PM »
Today you're the dog, tomorrow you're the hydrant - so be good to others - it comes back!"

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Re: Akeem Adams falls into a coma
« Reply #399 on: December 30, 2013, 07:37:13 AM »
Guys, I've been told that Akeem's mother and brother will spend a final hour with Akeem before doctors turn off the machines. Apparently he is only being kept alive artificially and there is no hope of recovery.

The real measure of a man's character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out.

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Re: Akeem Adams falls into a coma
« Reply #400 on: December 30, 2013, 08:35:13 AM »
Reading that Brent Sancho tweeted RIP Akeem Adams.
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« Reply #401 on: December 30, 2013, 08:37:33 AM »
Guys, I've been told that Akeem's mother and brother will spend a final hour with Akeem before doctors turn off the machines. Apparently he is only being kept alive artificially and there is no hope of recovery.



Just read an article confirming he passed away. RIP Akeem and thank you for your service to our country. Condolences to his family.

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Re: Akeem Adams falls into a coma
« Reply #402 on: December 30, 2013, 08:53:18 AM »
Fadder comfort his mother and brother in this far off land
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Re: Akeem Adams falls into a coma
« Reply #403 on: December 30, 2013, 08:59:34 AM »
This entire situation happened 0-60 0-120 ... and dahis for me on de sidelines. Ah cyah imagine de warp speed feeling fuh ppl/family involved directly.

 
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Re: Akeem Adams falls into a coma
« Reply #404 on: December 30, 2013, 09:03:54 AM »
RIP Warrior Akeem.

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Re: Akeem Adams falls into a coma
« Reply #405 on: December 30, 2013, 09:09:09 AM »
RIP Warrior   :'(  :salute:
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Re: Akeem Adams falls into a coma
« Reply #406 on: December 30, 2013, 09:23:13 AM »
Condolences to his family and friends
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Re: Akeem Adams falls into a coma
« Reply #407 on: December 30, 2013, 09:30:38 AM »
condolences to his family. may the peace that pass all understanding be on them.

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Re: Akeem Adams falls into a coma
« Reply #408 on: December 30, 2013, 09:46:26 AM »
Condolences all around to his friends and family!
Sad really, someone so young, who had a lot of potential, seemingly the world at his feet then life happens! The support from his team was very commendable and his extended SW family, whether we knew him or not, we supported the young brother.
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Re: Akeem Adams falls into a coma
« Reply #409 on: December 30, 2013, 09:52:45 AM »
k just read on wired his mom refused to pull the plug.
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Re: Akeem Adams falls into a coma
« Reply #410 on: December 30, 2013, 09:54:26 AM »
Akeem Adams Update:

Akeem Adams' local representative Dion Sosa, at 11:15 am today advised that Ancilla Adams, mother of Akeem Adams has opted go with faith and has decided against taking her son off life support following initial reports of a decision to take that step earlier today.

A statement on due course following further developments.
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Re: Akeem Adams falls into a coma
« Reply #411 on: December 30, 2013, 09:55:04 AM »
Our prayers are with you!  Fight like ah warrior!!
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Akeem Adams Thread
« Reply #412 on: December 30, 2013, 10:10:33 AM »
Akeem passes away; Warrior dies unassisted in Budapest
By Lasana Liburd (Wired868)


Akeem Adams, a former Trinidad and Tobago and Ferencvaros football player, passed away at roughly 12.45 pm (TT time) today at the Varosmajori Heart Clinic in Budapest after failing to recover from a massive heart attack in late September.

Adams had received a mechanical heart in the first of at least four operations after the initial attack and hoped to survive long enough for a successful heart transplant. But a severe stroke on Saturday night caused bleeding to his brain and proved too much for him.

This morning, doctors at the clinic advised Adams’ mother, Ancilla Dick, and his brother, Akini Adams, to pull the plug on his life support. Dick initially agreed but, in a dramatic about-turn, changed her mind after discussing the matter with Akini.

 “She and Akini spoke about it and decided that they would leave it in God’s hands for a bit longer,” the source told Wired868. “They are praying for a miracle.”

But Adams’ time was up and he passed away a few hours later.

His death was unassisted.

Adams would have turned 23 on 13 April 2014.

“The doctors said that medical cases like this are like an earthquake,” said a source close to Adams. “There is always the aftershock; after the heart attack comes the stroke. They were hoping it would be a minor one or that he would have gotten the heart (transplant) and be strong enough to deal with it.

“But, unfortunately, they couldn’t do anything when it came.”

Adams had waged a three-month battle in Budapest without a natural heart. Between the night of September 24 and the morning of September 25, the former Presentation College (San Fernando) student suffered a massive heart attack at his apartment in Budapest. He had only been in Budapest for seven weeks since he signed for Ferencvaros, which is one of Hungary’s most successful football clubs.

Ferencvaros handled all Adams’ medical expenses and paid to have Dick and his brother, Akini Adams, flown to his bedside. The pair arrived from Point Fortin on September 28 and it was considered a minor miracle that they were in time to meet Adams alive.

The Trinidadian, who was fitted with a mechanical heart, fought on through at least four operations and an amputation below his left knee and seemed on the cusp of receiving a heart transplant.

Specialists at the Clinic felt his notable improvement suggested that he would be strong enough to survive a transplant by early December. But this did not materialise and, on Boxing Day, Adams told relatives in Trinidad that he was given a new date of 4 February 2014 for the operation.

Former Ferencvaros coach Ricardo Moniz, who was sacked earlier this month after becoming embroiled with a war of words with the club over Adams, told the former two-time World Youth Cup player that he should take his coaching badges after he recovers and he would always have a job on his coaching staff wherever that might be.

Local Pro League club Central FC had also explored the possibility of offering employment for Adams within its administrative staff.

But there was always a significant chance that Adams would not live long enough for either posting. Even if he did get the transplant, the chance of him surviving for another year was less than 50 percent.

An informed source told Wired868 that doctors had withheld information from the family to keep Adams’ mother and brother as upbeat and optimistic as possible when they interacted with the young patient. Medical science was always battling against the odds in this case.

Despite concerns in some quarters about the medical care given to Adams and doubts as to the player’s fitness when he joined Ferencvaros, there is no evidence that the tragedy could have been avoided or that tell-tale signs were missed by either party.

Adams’ father and grandfather died in their early 50s and late 30s respectively from strokes. But the left back passed thorough medical examinations before representing Trinidad and Tobago at the 2007 Under-17 and 2009 Under-20 World Cups while doctors had only identified a minor thigh strain before he joined Ferencvaros.

His move to Hungary had been a dream come true.

Adams first came to national prominence when former Trinidad and Tobago coach Francisco Maturana, who is one of Colombia and South America’s iconic coaches, selected the 16-year-old Presentation student for an international friendly against El Salvador on 19 March 2008.

There were howls of outrage at the time about a schoolboy, who was not even a first-team player with his then club W Connection, being selected ahead of professional players. But Adams silenced critics by his second outing after a sterling performance in a 2-2 draw away to Jamaica and he was among a group of players that received a honorary reception for their efforts by then TTFF special advisor and FIFA vice-president Jack Warner.

An ill-timed injury stalled his senior career and, although he went on to represent his country at the 2009 World Youth Cup in Egypt, his local career did not quite live up to his early promise.

The death of his father Renwick Adams in 2010 was a tough blow for the young man and some coaches found him hard to reach in the aftermath. Adams was left out of Trinidad and Tobago’s Olympic team in 2012 and, early this year, was released by Central.

Adams was happy to settle for a return to the Pro League alongside his brother with their hometown club, Point Fortin Civic, when his local agent, Dion Sosa, got him a series of trials in Europe.

Top Netherlands club, PSV Eidhoven, was said to be impressed by Adams but felt he lacked the fitness to go straight into its first team squad. But Ferencvaros snapped him up on August 7.

Just three days after Adams joined the club and despite a thigh strain that needed roughly two weeks treatment, the Trinidadian was thrown straight into the starting team and his inclusion coincided with a surge up the standings. Ferencvaros won five of the six League games that Adams played in and surged to second spot; its coach, Moniz, was given an improved contract and the Warrior became a fan favorite.

Present national senior team coach Stephen Hart considered calling up Adams in to represent his country at the OSN Cup in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia but then decided to give him more time to settle in with his new employer. Adams was due to rejoin the Warriors when they hosted New Zealand on October 15.

But then came the tragic heart attack.

In Ferencvaros’ next eight games, it lost three and drew four while, ironically, its only win came when the club arranged a pre-kick off tribute to the fallen Warrior.

Trinidad and Tobago’s friendly against New Zealand, which should have been Adams return to the red, black and white strip, became a fund-raising effort for him instead.

And, earlier this month, Ferencvaros sacked its Portugal-born coach Moniz, who had grown close to Adams and visited him daily at the Clinic.

Adams made it to Christmas but did not get much further before he suffered another debilitating blow.

This morning, doctors asked his mother and brother to say their goodbyes and pull the plug on a remarkable young man. Instead, they opted to leave the situation up to God.

And, just after lunch, God recalled Adams.

“He went on his own; this was God’s call,” said Adams’ uncle, Ivan Dick, in a statement to the TTFA. “He is at peace now. We wish to thank all of those who offered their support to Akeem and his family. He touched us all in so many ways.”

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Re: Breaking News: Mom refuses to pull the plug on Akeem Adams
« Reply #413 on: December 30, 2013, 10:39:41 AM »
I empathise with her but sooner rather later the club will stop paying the bills.
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Re: Breaking News: Mom refuses to pull the plug on Akeem Adams
« Reply #414 on: December 30, 2013, 10:55:57 AM »
I empathise with her but sooner rather later the club will stop paying the bills.

Sad as it may seem, that's the reality. He is being kept "alive" by a mechanical heart and since the doctors have already said there is nothing more to be done, the Club may soon decide to stop paying the hospital charges and the family will have to bear the cost if they want to keep him on the machine. Definitely between a rock & a hard place. May the Lord give his family especially his Mom all the strength she needs at this time.

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« Reply #415 on: December 30, 2013, 10:56:47 AM »
What really going on? The Ferencvaros website has up his obituary:
http://www.fradi.hu/en/football/first-team/news/we-ll-never-forget-you/20131230/c/5852

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Re: Akeem Adams falls into a coma
« Reply #416 on: December 30, 2013, 10:57:59 AM »
Today you're the dog, tomorrow you're the hydrant - so be good to others - it comes back!"

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Re: Breaking News: Mom refuses to pull the plug on Akeem Adams
« Reply #417 on: December 30, 2013, 10:59:04 AM »
I empathise with her but sooner rather later the club will stop paying the bills.

Sad as it may seem, that's the reality. He is being kept "alive" by a mechanical heart and since the doctors have already said there is nothing more to be done, the Club may soon decide to stop paying the hospital charges and the family will have to bear the cost if they want to keep him on the machine. Definitely between a rock & a hard place. May the Lord give his family especially his Mom all the strength she needs at this time.

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Re: Breaking News: Mom refuses to pull the plug on Akeem Adams
« Reply #418 on: December 30, 2013, 11:12:50 AM »
Most unfortunate circumstances indeed! So very sad!!

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Re: Breaking News: Mom refuses to pull the plug on Akeem Adams
« Reply #419 on: December 30, 2013, 12:46:09 PM »
STATEMENT ON PASSING OF AKEEM ADAMS
FAREWELL AKEEM
The Trinidad and Tobago Football Association is deeply saddened by the passing of Akeem Adams.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences and sympathies on behalf of the officials, players and supporters of all our teams to Akeem’s family and friends at this sad time. Akeem’s uncle Ivan Dick and local representative Dion Sosa confirmed that Akeem left us at 12:45pm TT time.
“He went on his own. This was God’s call. He is at peace now. We wish to thank all of those who offered their support to Akeem and his family. He touched us all in so many ways,” said Dick.
TTFA President Raymond Tim Kee, in an immediate statement after receiving the dreadful news, said: “No words can fully express our grief and dismay on what has happened. We can only pass on all our thoughts and prayers to his family and hope they will get some strength from the outpouring of love and support from everyone over this period going back to the time that he suffered the heart attack some months ago.
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