Former Australia wicketkeeper Ryan Campbell has been released from the hospital where he was being treated after suffering a series of cardiac arrests last month. On April 16, he was admitted to the Royal Stoke University Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit in an induced coma.
Campbell represented both Australia and Hong Kong during his international cricket career and is currently associated with the Netherlands’ men’s cricket team as their head coach.
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He was recently taken out of an induced coma after doctors determined he had no brain damage. Following examinations, doctors found no damage to the heart, ruling out a heart attack as the reason for cardiac arrest.
“I want to take this opportunity to thank the amazing doctors and nurses at the Royal Stoke Hospital critical care unit for their incredible professionalism, kindness and compassion. I also want to thank Beci Bassett, a parent at the adventure playground in Cheshire who immediately administered CPR. Her courage and quick intervention quite simply saved my life,” Campbell said while thanking the medical staff.
“My wife Leontina was at my bedside hour after hour and kept our families informed of my progress. She dealt bravely with every development thrown her way. LT, I thank you and love you.
“LT was joined early on by my great mate Simon Millington, who flew out from Nevada to be there for her and her family and assisted them throughout the ordeal. For this, I will be eternally grateful. Finally, I want to say a big thank you to all my well-wishers from around the world. The number of messages of love and supports my family and I received was extremely humbling,” he added.