Damar Hamlin’s GoFundMe Raises $5 Million After Bills Safety’s Cardiac Arrest On ‘Monday Night Football’
Two days after Hamlin’s collapse and hospitalization It caused the suspension of the “Monday Night Football” game, its only public fundraising has reached $7 million. The original goal for the GoFundMe, which was created to fund a toy drive in his hometown of McKees Rocks, Pa., was $2,500.
More than 220,000 people have donated to the cause.
Hamlin’s representatives updated the GoFundMe page Wednesday, saying they are “overwhelmed” by the “support and generosity” shown over the past two days. They vowed to continue to update the fundraiser and said they are “hopeful for the future participation of the Damars.”
We are simply overwhelmed by the level of support and generosity we have seen over the past two days. With over $6 million raised, this fundraiser has become an overnight reminder of the incredible nature of humanity. Your actions directly reflect the type of human being Damar is.
On behalf of Damar, the Jaster Athletes team posted fundraising updates and will be working with the Hamlin family, The Chasing M’s Foundation and the GoFundMe team to ensure the safe delivery of funds.
As the situation evolves, we will continue to provide updates on fundraising. We will also work with GoFundMe to provide all donors with more specifics about the use of funds as those details become available. As you can imagine, it has been a difficult time for the family. We appreciate your understanding as we give them the time and space they need to focus on Damar’s health first.
We look forward to Damar’s future involvement in paying incredibly generous contributions. Thanks again for your support and we look forward to updates along the way.
Hamlin showed “signs of improvement“Tuesday and into Wednesday, Bills announced.
The GoFundMe was also updated on Tuesday, acknowledging the situation and thanking all donors for their support. The update stated that the new money would go to “Damar’s community initiatives and his current struggle”:
This fundraiser was originally created to support a toy drive for Damar’s community, sponsored by the Chasing M’s Foundation.
However, she has received renewed support in light of Damar’s current struggle and we cannot thank you enough. Your generosity and compassion mean the world to us.
If you want to show your support and support Damar’s community initiatives and her current struggle, this is the place to do it. This is the only current fund used by the Hamlin Family.
Again, thank you for your thoughts, prayers and generous support during this time.
Damar founded The Chasing M’s Foundation to use as a vehicle to make a lasting impact in her community. The foundation supports toy drives, back-to-school drives, children’s summer camps, and more.
One of the largest donations, $3,000, was under the name New Orleans Saints quarterback Andy Dalton and his wife Jordan, who received hundreds of thousands of dollars in donations from Bills fans in 2018 from Andy Cincinnati Bengals He helped Buffalo clinch a playoff berth.
Other names on the top donation list include Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay with $25,003, Patriots owner Robert Kraft with $18,003 donations, Tom Brady with $10,000, Russell Wilson and Ciara with $10,000 and Matthew Stafford With $12,000, plus similar names Devin McCourtyJason McCourty, Andrew Whitworth, Erin Andrews, Brian HoyerChris Jericho, Ahmad Gardner, Sean McVay, Mike Evans, Danvante AdamsShannon Sharpe, Mac JonesDrake London, Michael Phelps and George Kittle.
Damar Hamlin remains in critical condition after cardiac arrest on the field
Hamlin was later hospitalized in Cincinnati on Tuesday Going into cardiac arrest in the first quarter of the game against the Bills Cincinnati Bengals. The 24-year-old was hit in the chest in a collision with the Bengals wide receiver Tee Higginsthen collapsed after initially getting up.
In the emotional scene, players from both teams gathered around Hamlin as he received CPR people from all over the sports world expressed surprise and support for an athlete who was only two years out of college. The game was temporarily halted after Hamlin was carted off the field in an ambulance, then delayed indefinitely.
NFL later announced that the Bills-Bengals game would not resume this week18. No change in the weekly schedule.
invoices announced Tuesday morning saying Hamlin remains in critical condition at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center after recovering his heartbeat on the field, while the player’s family released a statement thanking fans for their support, as well as first responders and hospital staff.
Hamlin, Pittsburgh’s sixth-round pick in the 2021 NFL draft, was elevated to starting status this year after a season-ending injury to All-Pro Micah Hyde. In 13 starts in 15 games, he totaled 91 tackles, six for loss, two passes defensed and 1.5 sacks.
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