Feel the support. Dummer HamlinFamilies spoke out after the Buffalo Bills’ security collapsed on the field during a game against the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday, January 2.
“On behalf of our family, we would like to sincerely thank Damar for the love and support shown during this difficult time,” read a statement shared by the footballer’s marketing rep. Jordan Rooney“We are deeply touched by the prayers, kind words and donations from our fans across the country.”
The statement continued: I am very happy to be part of the Buffalo Bills Organization and to have their support. I also want to thank Coach Taylor and the Bengals for everything they have done. “
24-year-old athlete suffered cardiac arrest after tackling Bengals wide receiver tea higgins During the first quarter of Monday’s night game. Hamlin collapsed and medical professionals rushed to the scene and gave him nearly 10 minutes of CPR. His “heartbeat recovered on the field,” the Bills organization later said in a statement, noting that the NFL star was taken to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.
The statement added that Hamlin was “currently sedated and in critical condition.”
After the accident, the match was “suspended” before being officially postponed.
While the Pennsylvania native was in the hospital, Hamlin received over $4 million in donations to his Chasing M’s Foundation Community Toy Drive via GoFundMe. Hamlin’s family was touched and touched by the amount of “generosity and compassion” provided, saying in a statement Tuesday that it “means the world to us.”
The family also asked fans to “keep Damar’s prayers” and release any updates as soon as possible.
With fans providing support to Hamlin and his family, current and retired NFL players responded on social media. Josh Allen, Justin Fields, JJ Watt When Kirk CousinsThe Bengals’ official Twitter account wished the team’s owners in Hamlin and Ohio at the time of the incident the best of luck for them. Mike Brownissued a statement the following day.
“First and foremost, the Bengals continue to send their thoughts and prayers to Dumar Hamlin and his family. Our hearts are with everyone during this unprecedented time. To support.” Read the statement shared on Twitter. “Last night was supposed to be a great night for the NFL and a great showcase for our hometown. Instead, the human side of our sport became paramount…and in that moment, the human Sex and love came to the forefront.”