Some devastating news has come into the newsroom leaving fans devastated. Mansoor Ahmed was a goalie for his Pakistan hockey team. He was only 49 years old.
Ahmed suffered a life-threatening condition that he was unable to get treated. He had suffered from a prolonged heart ailment and had been offered a mechanical heart transplantation by the Pakistan government.
To undergo the procedure, he would have had to travel to India. This would have been the first ever person to have gone through this procedure in the country.
Ahmed allegedly refused the offer because he wanted more "conventional and proven procedures," according to the "Republic World."
The World Cup star has had this condition for the past three years and was receiving treatment at the National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD) in Karachi.
“Mansoor passed away this (Saturday) afternoon due to heart complications,” Dr. Naveed Qamar said.
The heart surgeons strongly encouraged Ahmed to undergo the surgery to place a Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD); this would have helped pump blood to his heart.
“They are all looking after me very well here, but I want to go for a proper heart transplant as there are donors available in India right now,” Ahmed said on May 1.
“It is very sad that he has passed away at such a young age. He was working with us and contributing to the development of goalkeepers and junior players,” Shahbaz Ahmad, the secretary of the Pakistan Hockey Federation said.
Will you join us in praying for the family as they go through this tragic time?
Check out this startling video below. This man is so lucky!