“The Skywalker” is out of Coma


PBA Legend: Samboy Lim


Good news to Filipino basketball fans,PBA retired basketball legend, Avelino”the Sky walker” Lim is now out of coma and is on the road to recovery. The retired legend was playing basketball for a charity event last November 28, 2013, when he lost consciousness. Doctors found out that he suffered a heart attack and has been comatose since being hospitalized. The retired cager has snapped from his comatose state recently and on January. 14 doctors have allowed his family to take him home to continue the road to recovery. According to reports Samboy has opened his eyes, has a sleep-wake cycle, he smiles at funny stories and cries when he realizes the condition he is in, puckers his lips to signify a kiss.

He is now able to follow simple instructions like open your eyes or close your fingers, to stick out your tongue. Doctors are surprised and consider Samboy’s condition as a miracle. The Doctors believe that full physical recovery is a  long way to go but each day of improvements is a step forward to that goal. The family has thanked the people for prayers and for helping defray the costs of hospitalization which is considerable, a lot of people helped out.

Samboy Lim is a member of the PBA(Philippine Basketball Association) 25 greatest players of all time, he is a gravity defying shooting guard and is known for his fearless drives to the hoop, and emphatic dunks that earned him the moniker “Sky walker”- His hang time moves being impressive-will make you wonder if he can drink coffee while in mid-air.  

Samboy has played for the national team several times and has helped his professional team win the championship for several years.Samboy retired after a decade of playing due to various injuries. after retirement, he has dedicated his time to charity events and conducting basketball clinics for the Filipino youth. Before Jeremy Lin(NBA) he is the PBA version of “LIMSANITY”. checkout his highlight video.


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