Damaging Hamlin injury: NFL players make huge donations to Bills Safety charity, which has now raised over $7 million

NFL players and fans alike showed their support for Demar Hamlin over the past day by donating millions of dollars to a charity he set up after graduating college.

the Safety bills I was He was taken to the hospital in critical condition Monday night after suffering a cardiac arrest during the first quarter of a Buffalo game at Cincinnati. The Bills announced early Tuesday that Hamlin’s heartbeat had been restored on the field thanks to the quick work of the medical staff at Paycor Stadium. The team also announced Tuesday afternoon about Hamlin in critical condition After spending Monday night in the intensive care unit at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.

With players and fans watching helplessly at home, many of them wanted to help and they did by donating more than $7 million to the Hamlin charity. The 24-year-old started his charity in 2020, right after completing his college career at Pitt.

Go to Monday night, Hamlin’s GoFundMe page Less than $3,000 in donationsbut after witnessing what happened on the field in Cincinnati, NFL players and fans sprang into action and proceeded to donate millions over the next 18 hours.

As of Wednesday at 11 p.m. ET, the total donations were over $7 million with one of the largest donations coming from Tom Brady, who gave $10,000 to Hamlin’s cause. Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson and his wife Ciara also donated $10,000, as did AEW wrestler Chris Jericho.

Not to be outdone, Matthew Stafford donated $12,000.

Andy Dalton, Seuss Gardner, Mike Evans, George Kettle, Christian McCaffrey, Davant Adams, Shannon Sharpe, Drake London, Marcus Jones, Miles Bryant, Andrew Whitworth, Lawrence Guy, Brian Hoyer, Lloyd Cushenberry, Tre Lance, Ryan Leaf. and the McCourty Brothers (Devin and Jason) are other players or former players who have donated at least $1,000.

From a team perspective, one of the biggest donations came from the Bills’ Week 18 opponent: the New England Patriots. Pats owner Robert Kraft donated $18,003 on behalf of his team while the Houston Texans donated $10,003, the Washington Chiefs donated $5,000 and the Seahawks contributed $1,000 to Hamlin’s charity.

Colts owner Jim Irsay made the largest donation of anyone by pledging $25,003 to Hamlin’s cause.

Several coaches and front office members also donated, including Rams coach Sean McVay, who contributed $10,000. Money was also donated by Raiders coach Josh McDaniels, Giants defensive coordinator Wink Martindale and 49ers general manager John Lynch.

Overall, more than 219,000 people have donated to the cause.

“As I begin my journey to the NFL, I will never forget where I come from and am committed to using my platform to positively impact the community that raised me,” Hamlin said. wrote on the GoFundMe page. “I created The Chasing M’s Foundation as a vehicle that will allow me to make this impact, and the first program is the 2020 Community Toy Drive.”

Hamlin has been holding a Play Campaign annually since 2020, and he recently shared a video on Instagram of his latest Play Campaign, which took place just a few weeks ago.

GoFundMe even went out of its way to help Hamlin’s charity by featuring on Twitter Monday night.

Not only have fans donated to his charity, but hundreds of fans have also donated Showed up to hold the vigil at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center where Hamlin is currently being treated.

The Bills safety broke down with just under six minutes left to play in the first quarter after taking a shoulder to the chest from Bengals wide receiver Tee Higgins. Medical personnel in the field administered CPR and used an AED to restore his heartbeat again.

the game Temporarily suspended shortly before 9:20 PM ET and then the NFL called for a complete postponement after 10 PM ET. The NFL has announced that the game will definitely not be played this week, even though it has not been officially cancelled.

Hamlin is in his sophomore year with the Bills and has been with the team since they made him a sixth-round pick in the 2021 NFL Draft. Hamlin did not enter the 2022 season as a starting safety for Buffalo, but was pushed into action after Micah Hyde was hit with an injury and his performance was a bright spot for a Bills defense that was one of the best in the world. NFL this year.

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