The beautiful handwritten notes, colored with crayons and markers were sent to Hamlin’s hospital on January 6.
Since Damar Hamlin was admitted to the hospital after he collapsed on the field on January 2 during an NFL game, fans' support has been pouring in for the Buffalo Bills player. And this time, it’s from grade-school students in Cincinnati who are making sweet get-well-soon cards for Hamlin. Sarah Taylor, wife of Cincinnati Bengals head coach Zac Taylor organized a letter-writing campaign for Hamlin and about 40 schools participated in it, as reported by TODAY. The campaign first began in the school where their children study called Cardinal Pacelli School.
School principal Terri Cento said, "Mrs. Taylor, reached out to us about helping with a get well cards campaign to show support for Damar Hamlin. We were eager to lend a hand." She added, that their “students have a lot of compassion and value the power of prayer.” “Through prayer and the creation of our get well cards, we hope to give support to Damar and his family." The beautiful handwritten notes, colored with crayons and markers were sent to Hamlin’s hospital on January 6, as tweeted by Meghan Mongillo, an anchor, and reporter of Local12 WKRC-TV.
Grateful for the awesome care I received at UCMC. Happy to be back in Buffalo. The docs and nurses at Buffalo General have already made me feel at home! 🏩🏾.— 𝐃𝐚𝐦𝐚𝐫 𝐇𝐚𝐦𝐥𝐢𝐧 (@HamlinIsland) January 9, 2023
On January 9, Hamlin was released from the medical facility where he was admitted for seven days due to a cardiac arrest, as reported by CNN. Dr. William A Knight, a doctor at UC Medical Center in Cincinnati said that he was released to a healthcare team from Buffalo after his condition improved. Hamlin was reportedly flown back to Buffalo on Monday. “He is doing well and this is the beginning of the next stage of his recovery,” Knight said. “It is entirely too premature to discuss, not only his football; it’s that we’re really focused on his day-to-day recovery.”
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! 🏾
He added that the player was meeting “a number of key milestones” and moreover, he was doing his physical and occupational therapy. Hamlin tweeted, “Grateful for the awesome care I received at UCMC. Happy to be back in Buffalo. The docs and nurses at Buffalo General have already made me feel at home!” He also thanked his supporters in another post. “Watching the world come together around me on Sunday was truly an amazing feeling,” he wrote. “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!” On January 2 night, Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin suddenly collapsed on the field while playing against Cincinnati Bengals.
How cool is this! Sarah Taylor ( Zac’s wife) started a campaign to kids at her children’s school make cards for #DamarHamlin - now 40 Cincy schools are taking part!! All these letters of love and support will be dropped off for the Hamlin family tomorrow at hospital.@Local12 pic.twitter.com/IssC5CadaT— meghan mongillo (@meghanmongillo) January 5, 2023
The Buffalo Bills had posted a statement on Twitter earlier that Hamlin suffered a cardiac arrest. It said, “His heartbeat was restored on the field and he was transferred to the UC Medical Center for further testing and treatment. He is currently sedated and listed in critical condition.” Hamlin’s family said that he had to be resuscitated twice after suffering cardiac arrest. “His heart had went out so they had to resuscitate him twice. They resuscitated him on the field before they brought him to the hospital and then they resuscitated him a second time when they got him to the hospital,” Hamlin’s uncle, Dorrian Glenn, as reported by Independent.