Damar Hamlin is going through the most challenging time in his life. The Buffalo Bills safety recently experienced cardiac arrest on the field during Monday night’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals. Hamlin is currently fighting through his serious condition.
Jordon Rooney recently told Good Morning America‘s Robin Roberts that Damar Hamlin is a fighter, and he is still fighting. Rooney is Hamlin’s friend and marketing representative. He appeared on the show to discuss the 24-year-old Buffalo Bills safety after he experienced cardiac arrest.
I can’t speak specifically on his medical condition. I will say that he’s fighting, he’s a fighter. The family is in good spirits. We’re honestly just taking it minute by minute, hour by hour.
Rooney later tweeted a statement from Hamlin’s family, were they stating their gratitude to everyone that has reached out during this challenging time.
“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 of 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 Bills’ Twitter account stated shortly before 2 AM Tuesday that Hamlin suffered a heart attack after tackling Bengals receiver Tee Higgins. While making the tackle, Hamlin was hit in the chest, but he rapidly rose up before wobbling and collapsing limply back to the turf.
Medical professionals raced onto the field and performed CPR on him for 10 minutes before transferring him in an ambulance from the stadium to the UC Medical Center. We pray for Hamlin’s speedy recovery from this dire situation. Keep an eye on Thirsty to get the latest updates.
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