Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin has recovered to the point that he can leave the hospital after going into cardiac arrest twice, one week ago.
After making a clean tackle in a game between the Bills and Cinncinati Bengals, Hamlin went into cardiac arrest on the football field on national television. Paramedics and medics rushed onto the scene administering CPR and a defibrillator. Thousands of people started praying for Hamlin and a day later a sports announcer prayed on live TV.
One week after the medical emergency Hamlin is leaving the University of Cincinnati Medical Center to go home.
"Headed home to Buffalo today with a lot of love on my heart," Hamlin tweeted on January 10.
Headed home to Buffalo today with a lot of love on my heart. 🏾— 𝐃𝐚𝐦𝐚𝐫 𝐇𝐚𝐦𝐥𝐢𝐧 (@HamlinIsland) January 9, 2023
Watching the world come together around me on Sunday was truly an amazing feeling.
The same love you all have shown me is the same love that I plan to put back into the world n more.
Bigger than football! 🏾
The amount of support and prayers Hamlin received was astounding. The NFL player he hit, Tee Higgins even stayed at the hospital until he knew Hamlin would be alright.
"Watching the world come together around me on Sunday was truly an amazing feeling."
Saying the support was bigger than football, Hamlin is helping promote t-shirt sales that have hands in the shape of a heart with the words, 'Did We Win?' on it. One of the first things out of Hamlin's mouth when he woke up was those exact words. The doctors quickly replied, 'Yes, Damar. You won the game of life.' Proceeds for the shirt sales will go to first responders and the UC Trauma Center.
"The same love you all have shown me is the same love that I plan to put back into the world n more."
The Buffalo Bills played their first game since the incident on Sunday, January 8, against the New England Patriots and won 35-23. The support from fans was overwhelming with many people carrying signs that either had 'Hamlin' or the #3 written on it.