Breaking News: NFL Player Damar Hamlin, Who Suffered A Near-Fatal Cardiac Arrest, Breaks Silence In First Public Statement
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Damar Hamlin, a Buffalo Bills player, speaks for the first time since his near-fatal cardiac arrest during an NFL game.
“What happened to me on Monday Night Football I feel is a direct example of God using me as a vessel to share my passion and my love directly from my heart with the entire world,” Hamlin said in an Instagram post captioned “From the Heart.”
Hamlin added that he continues to make “much progress” after being released from the hospital on January 11.
“It was just a lot to process within my own self—mentally, physically, even spiritually. It’s just been a lot to process. But I can’t tell you how appreciative I am of all the love, all the support, and everything that’s just been coming my way,” Hamlin said.
“And now, I’m able to give it back to kids and communities all across the world who need it the most, and that’s always been my dream. That’s always been what I stood for and what I’ll continue to stand for,” he said.”
Damar Hamlin made an appearance at a Bill’s game last week, but it stirred up controversy since fans couldn’t see his face.
Some people claimed that it wasn’t Damar Hamlin but that he died, and the NFL was trying to cover it up.
Hamlin ended that conspiracy with his public posts.
Hamlin suffered cardiac arrest after a blow to his chest from Bengals wide receiver Tee Higgins. Hamlin fell to the ground, stood up, and then collapsed to the ground again.
The Bills released a statement after he collapsed, letting fans know he suffered cardiac arrest.
“Damar Hamlin suffered a cardiac arrest following a hit in our game versus the Bengals,” the official Buffalo Bills account tweeted.
“His heartbeat was restored on the field and he was transferred to the UC Medical Center for further testing and treatment. He is currently sedated and listed in critical condition.”
This is amazing: For the first time, Bills S Damar Hamlin is addressing the team via Facetime,” Ian Rapoport reported.
“The breathing tube is out, and he’s spent the morning speaking to various teammates on Facetime. Now, he’s delivering a message to the entire group, I’m told.”
After he collapsed, he received CPR on the field, and according to reports, Hamlin died twice, but he still made a dramatic recovery.
Millions of people prayed for Hamlin, and many people donated over $6 million to his charity toy drive.
Many people speculate that his cardiac arrest could have to do with being vaccinated, but they haven’t found conclusive evidence.
However, there has been an alarming amount of athletes dying suddenly on the field or also suffering from cardiac arrest.
NFL player Jessie Lemonier, 25 years old, died last week on January 26. He is added to the unfortunate list of young athletes dying.
His cause of death has not been released.