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Adams loses left leg
Twelve days after he was given an artificial, mechanical heart, Akeem Adams has lost his left leg, Wired868 has reported.
Doctors at the Varosmajori Heart Clinic in Budapest, Hungary gave Adams an artificial, mechanical heart on September 26 but there were circulatory problems.
This morning, the 22-year-old Trinidad and Tobago and Ferencvarosi defender underwent surgery to amputate his leg below the left knee.
A release on the club’s website said the surgery was "successful".
The Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) opened a Heart of a Warrior fund for Adams and there are $100 Akeem Adams tee-shirts on sale in Native Spirit branches at the Long Circular, Gulf City and Trincity Malls. All proceeds go to the player and his family.
There will also be an Akeem Adams commemorative section at Trinidad and Tobago’s international friendly football match against New Zealand on 15 October 2013 at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Port of Spain. Fifty dollars from each ticket for the Adams’ section will go towards the player.
Adams’ mother, Ancilla, intends to stay at her son’s side as long as she can.
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