Damar Hamlin’s GoFundMe page receives huge donation boost
A fundraiser launched by Bills safety Damar Hamlin two years ago began receiving a windfall of kind-hearted donations from supporters after the player collapsed on the field during a game against the Bengals Monday night.
Hamlin’s community toy drive GoFundMe racked in more than $2 million as of early Tuesday with thousands of new donations coming in. The amount shattered his intended $2,500 goal back when he created the fundraiser in December 2020.
Let’s celebrate Damar Hamlin rather than gawk at some creepy ESPN reporter’s tweet— Cameron Tabatabaie (@CTabatabaie) January 3, 2023
Here’s @HamlinIsland’s most recent Instagram post – scenes from his annual holiday toy drive: pic.twitter.com/xI27r34lXx
The 24-year-old player fell to the ground after making a tackle in a scary scene aired live on “Monday Night Football.” He was given CPR and taken to the University of Cincinnati Hospital as the game was suspended for the evening.
The second-year NFL player was rushed to a hospital, where he remains in critical condition.
Hamlin was put on a breathing tube and his vitals returned to normal in the hospital, his agent said.
The University of Pittsburgh grad founded his own charity called “Chasing Ms” in 2020 in order to use his platform to give back to others.