Benefit match for ill Akeem
Sue-Ann Wayow firstname.lastname@example.org
PRAYERS are being said daily for the recovery of national footballer Akeem Adams at his alma mater Presentation College, San Fernando.
School principal Dexter Mitchell said since Adams suffered a heart attack in Hungary, prayers have been said for him every day during the school’s assemblies and support is being given to his family.
Adams’ lower left leg was amputated on Monday night in Hungary as a result of necrosis (cell death) in his limb.
The 22-year-old footballer suffered a massive heart attack last week and has been hospitalised awaiting a heart transplant.
Mitchell said even though he never knew Adams personally as he is new to the school, he had heard only good reports about the footballer who also played for Presentation College. The news of Adams’ medical condition came as a shock to many because he was always a healthy child at school, Mitchell said.
Adams’ family has received financial support from the school, he said.
Mitchell said on Tuesday, the school came up with the idea to have a “benefit football game” with another school in Adams’ hometown of Point Fortin.
He said: “We are also looking at some sustained assistance in the months and possible years ahead, because it is not a one-off thing. One of the things here at Presentation Collage is that they always look out for one another regardless of what year they attended the college.”
The school’s parish priest, Monsignor Christian Pereira, was asked to offer special prayers for Adams.
Mitchell, who is also a minister, offers prayers for Adams when he conducts his services during the weekend in Cedros.
Mitchell said: “We are hoping that he survives the whole ordeal but even when he survives, he will need a whole lot of support and encouragement,” Mitchell said.