Fabrice Muamba: Medics are my 'heroes'
16 August 2012 Last updated at 00:09 BST
Fabrice Muamba, who has just announced his retirement from professional football, has paid tribute to the doctors and paramedics who helped save his life.
The former Bolton Wanderers player was reunited with members of the team at the BBC's 999 Awards.
Muamba collapsed suddenly following a cardiac arrest during a match against Tottenham Hotspur in March.
At the awards ceremony - recorded in July - he received a standing ovation from the audience and said he was doing ok but his recovery was a "long process".