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Miracle footballer Fabrice and wife Shauna announce pregnancy

23 JANUARY 2013

Fabrice and Shauna Muamba have announced that they are expecting a second child.

The couple, who met in Birmingham, are delighted by the news, which was confirmed to HELLO! magazine editor Rosie Nixon on Wednesday morning. Responding to whether the news was true, Shauna joked: "Yep, so babysitting duties are all yours!"

"Thank you for all of the lovely wishes, Fabrice and I are so happy. We've been so blessed and can't wait to meet our new baby," the mother-of-one wrote on Twitter. The pair's luck has taken a swift turnaround since former Bolton player Fabrice's shock cardiac arrest in March 2012.

 

Fabrice Muamba baby

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The star player suffered the near-fatal trauma during the first half of an FA cup quarter final match, resulting in him being 'technically dead' for 78 minutes. In a miraculous recovery, doctors were able to revive the sportsman, who was discharged from hospital a month later. 
 
To the delight of fans across the globe, Fabrice tied the knot with love Shauna in December of that year. Thrilled at the couple's good fortune, guests revealed exclusively to HELLO! that they were overjoyed with the couple's "happy ending".

Man Utd striker Robin Van Persie, who attended with his wife Bouchra, told HELLO!: "Today is particularly special because of what happened to Fabrice. The cardiac arrest had a big impact on everyone in football, and we all lived the moment as Fab recovered in hospital. 

"Everyone is so relieved and happy for him and Shauna, and Bouchra and I are grateful to be part of this day."

 

Fabrice Muamba

 

Also joining the congregation was one of the men who saved Fabrice's life, Dr Sam Mohiddin from the London Chest Hospital.

He said: "Seven months ago this day was completely inconceivable.

"I just feel elated for Fabrice and Shauna, and so honoured to be here to celebrate with them. To see Fabrice today looking so happy and full of life is fantastic."

The couple are also parents to three-year-old Joshua, who was pageboy at the ceremony.

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