Damar Hamlin is speaking to the public for the first time on camera since his life-threatening health scare on the field — and he has a lot to say … including a ton of thank-yous.
The Bills safety posted a video Saturday, where he’s sitting down and venting his thoughts in his own words … and it’s pretty touching. He describes the terrifying hit he took on MNF as somewhat of a blessing — saying he feels as though it served as a vessel to inspire others.
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DH says he believes, through that tough time, he was able to put his passion for the game of football on display … which he thinks will serve others going forward, especially kids.
He also thinks this was a great example of humanity over everything … with all teams across the NFL coming together to support Damar through his healing journey. Damar also heaped a lot of gratitude and praise for several individuals … starting with the Bills medical staff.
Damar went down the list of team doctors and personnel who were on the field that day and worked on him … rendering CPR and other life-saving measures. He went on to thank the doctors at the hospitals he was at, his teammates, Bills Mafia at large and the NFL as well.
Of course, he gave a nod to everyone who was sending him well-wishes … including the folks who donated millions of dollars to his toy drive. Damar says it helped him recover.
Thankful for all the GENUINE love, thoughts & prayers from all across the world.. y’all will hear from me soon! 3️⃣🏾
— 𝐃𝐚𝐦𝐚𝐫 𝐇𝐚𝐦𝐥𝐢𝐧 (@HamlinIsland) January 24, 2023
Damar has been vocal online since his incident, supporting his guys both from his hospital bed and even in person last week — tweeting out words of encouragement along the way.
It’s pretty incredible to see how far he’s come since nearly losing his life … a true miracle.