The family of Damar Hamlin has released an official statement following his medical emergency on Monday night.
The Buffalo Bills safety remains in critical condition in an intensive care unit after suffering a cardiac arrest on the field during his team’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Hamlin collapsed shortly after tackling Tee Higgins with about six minutes left in the first quarter.
On Tuesday, the Hamlin family released the following statement:
On behalf of our family, we want to express our sincere gratitude for the love and support shown to Damar during this challenging time. We are deeply moved by the prayers, kind words, and donations from fans around the country.
We also want to acknowledge the dedicated first responders and healthcare professionals at the University Cincinnati Medical Center who have provided exceptional care to Damar.
We feel so blessed to be part of the Buffalo Bills organization and to have their support. We also want to thank Coach Taylor and the Bengals for everything they’ve done.
Your generosity and compassion mean the world to us.
Please keep Damar in your prayers. We will release updates as soon as we have them.
The Hamlin Family.
See the original statement below.
Damar’s uncle, Dorrian Glenn, recently spoke to the press and shared that his nephew remains sedated on a ventilator as doctors work towards getting him to breathe on his own.
The good news is Damar is showing signs of progress as he was receiving 100% oxygen from a ventilator and is now down to 50%.
Watch the report below courtesy of “CBS Mornings.”
The Buffalo Bills reaffirmed the improvements in a newly released update:
In related positive news, Damar Hamlin’s Chasing M’s Foundation Community Toy Drive has received over $6 million in donations, including $18K from Robert Kraft and the New England Patriots, $20K from Jason Hanold, and $10K from Ciara and Russell Wilson.
An updated message from the fundraiser reads:
**UPDATE: This fundraiser was initially established to support a toy drive for Damar’s community, sponsored by the Chasing M’s Foundation. However, it has received renewed support in light of Damar’s current battle and we can’t thank all of you enough. Your generosity and compassion mean the world to us.
As representatives of Damar, the team at Jaster Athletes posted the fundraiser updates and will work with the Hamlin family, The Chasing M’s Foundation, and the GoFundMe team to ensure the safe delivery of funds.
Damar created The Chasing M’s Foundation to use as a vehicle to bring lasting impact to his community. The foundation supports toy drives, back-to-school drives, kids camps, and more. We’re hopeful about Damar’s future involvement in disbursing the incredibly generous contributions.
This is the only current fund that is being used by the Hamlin Family. We appreciate your understanding as we give them the time and space they need to focus on Damar’s health first.
Again, thank you for your thoughts, prayers and support during this time. UPDATE**
Please keep Damar Hamlin uplifted in prayer! God is able.