Damar Hamlin is in a critical health situation. The 24-year-old defensive back was rushed to a hospital after going into cardiac arrest during a match. In response to this heartbreaking news, a fundraiser has been created that has amassed $3.4 million in total.
The DB for the Buffalo Bills suffered a cardiac arrest during a Monday night game against the Cincinnati Bengals. Hamlin’s heart stopped after he was struck during a play in the first quarter. Thousands of people have donated to Hamlin’s Toy Drive in an effort to show their support.
Hamlin first began the charitable endeavor in 2020. He was making an effort to raise money so he could give presents to Pennsylvanian children in need. His target objective was only $2,500, and via some strange twist of fate, it has already gathered a large quantity of money for such an emergency.
Donations poured in mere hours after the tragic event occurred. Many A-listers of the NFL have come forward and donated to the cause. About an hour after the 24-year-old had been transported to the hospital, it reached $1 million. The figure had sharply increased by Tuesday morning and totaled $3,496,590.
On Monday night, following a 13-yard reception, Hamlin tackled Bengals receiver Tee Higgins around nine minutes into the game. At full speed, Higgins struck Hamlin, striking him in the head and chest. Shortly after standing up, Hamlin took two steps before falling backward and becoming limp.
Fortunately, Hamlin’s heartbeat was restored on the field. He is still in a “critical condition” but everyone is positively hoping for him to bounce back and recover from the trauma.
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