Damar Hamlin of the Buffalo Bills has shared his face with a new video message. It is another sign that he may be on the mend.
This video was made by the 24-year old. “Thank You: A message from Damar Hamlin,” on Saturday to the delight of his fans.
“Now that my brothers have closed out a strong, winning season, as I continue to make so much progress recovering, I think it’s finally a good time to share a few things,”He said it in the Instagram video. “I think it was important for me to wait and speak publicly at the right time, as 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.
“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,”The safety suffered cardiac arrest from a tackle at a national televised football match. “And 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 will continue to stand for.”
He also thanked his medical team, and doctors from the University of Cincinnati Medicine center. “acted willfully and skillfully to save my life.”
He expressed his gratitude to all of his loved ones and friends for checking in and the support he received from fans.
“With this happening to me, I didn’t feel anything short of the love, and it really helped me stay encouraged to get through the toughest moments and the toughest times. I really can’t thank you enough,”He stated.
“Just to put team allegiance aside, to root for one kid’s life and just the humanity of a player that’s wearing Buffalo blue, to put humanity above team loyalty, you showed the world unity over division. I’m, not surprised by it, but I’m deeply grateful. I’ll be forever thankful and indebted to that,””The NFL Star” was what he said.
“I couldn’t do this without any of the support and the love, and I can’t wait to continue to take y’all on this journey with me,”He stated.
This month retired tight end Benjamin Watson made a Biblical reference during an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper on Thursday regarding the collapse and subsequent recovery of Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin this week, noting that the incident is a stark reminder of just how precious life is and how fast things can change.
Cooper was also informed by Watson, who in 2004, his rookie season, won the Super Bowl with New England Patriots. Watson is an avid speaker about his Christian faith and regularly speaks to Cooper. “God provides”Answers through faith
Hamlin collapsed on the field roughly midway through the first quarter during the Bills’ “Monday Night Football”After he tackled a wide receiver, Hamlin was taken to the hospital. As fans and teammates looked on in horror, Hamlin’s heart stopped, and he was administered CPR for several minutes on the field as he was attended to by team medical personnel and paramedics before being transported to an area hospital, where he remains in critical but stable condition in the ICU.
However, Bills announced before the interview that the Bills had informed the 24-year old about his personal life. “shown remarkable improvement over the past 24 hours.”
Watson, who also played football for a number of seasons with the New Orleans Saints, said the collapse of Hamlin — an elite athlete in his prime — is a somber reminder of how precious life really is. The tragedy, Watson stated that he hopes it would be a wake-up call for everyone to consider what may happen in the future.
“On the flip side, with such a tragic event, there is a tremendous opportunity,”Watson spoke to the CNN host.
“Part of my prayers right now, Anderson, is for the players in both of those locker rooms, for the chaplains who I know very well — who are right now counseling and comforting players who saw a brother in a near-death experience and who is still fighting for his life — because the questions about what happens after this life, where will you spend eternity … are coming up for all of us, not just for the football players,”He stated.
“But thank God that he provides an answer through his son, Jesus Christ,”He added.
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