In an interview airing on ABC Monday morning, Bills’ safety thanked Kerington for taking action after Hamlin collapsed during his Monday Night Football game against the Bengals. I clarified why.
“I literally owe Denny my life,” Hamlin told Good Morning America co-host Michael Strahan. It’s true, he was literally the savior of my life that night and gave me CPR.
“If there weren’t someone who showed up that day with a clear mind and whatever was going on in their personal life, putting it aside and being in the moment so they could actually do their job right, it would be me.” It’s something.
Hamlin, 24, who just finished his second NFL season, continues to recover from cardiac arrest after being discharged from a Buffalo-area hospital on Jan. 11.
Dumar Hamlin says he owes his life to his ‘savior’, Buffalo Bills trainer Denny Kellington, after recovering from cardiac arrest on the field in Cincinnati on Jan. 2
Bills’ assistant athletic trainer Denny Kellington takes to the field before the NFL football game against the New England Patriots on Sunday, January 8th.
The first responders who saved Hamlin’s life were recognized in a tribute video on “NFL Honors” before being invited on stage, and the man they saved was right behind them.
Hamlin made his second appearance in Phoenix during Thursday night’s Super Bowl week, paying tribute to those who gave him a second chance at life.
Hamlin said on stage at the Phoenix Convention Center, “All my life I felt like God was using me to give people hope. And now, in a new situation, he’s doing the same. “I have a long journey ahead of me, a journey full of unknowns, a journey full of milestones, but when I know my purpose, It makes facing fear much easier.”
A little over a month after Hamlin went into cardiac arrest and required resuscitation on a Cincinnati field, the Bills’ safety won the NFLPA’s Allan Page Community Award on Wednesday.
He reappeared on Thursday night’s “NFL Honors” after training and medical staff for the Bills and the Cincinnati Bengals, as well as staff at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center (collectively known as “Team Dummer”) were honored. .
Bills’ assistant athletic trainer Denny Kerington, who performed CPR on Hamlin on the field, also received a minor mark in the “NFL Honors,” earning fifth-place votes for the NFL’s MVP award.
Once on stage, Hamlin personally thanked an ICU doctor named Yusef.
“He showed me that it was okay, and that meant a lot to me,” Hamlin said, adding that he also thanked everyone on stage. It meant so much to me and my mom that he came to see me and showed me that I could live a normal life again.
In an interview airing Monday morning on ABC, Bills’ safety opened up about his near-death experience. Hamlin told ABC’s Michael Strahan, “I literally owe Denny my life.” He was literally the savior of my life.”
Hamlin collapsed on the field after colliding with Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Tee Higgins on January 2. The sight of an elite-level athlete dying on the field shocked the NFL and the world.
In the days and weeks since Hamlin’s bankruptcy, his Toy Drive fundraiser received an unexpected GoFundMe donation. “Chasing M’s” has raised over $9 million since then.
“Sudden cardiac arrest is something I never chose to make part of my story, but it is our own vision, even when we think we see the big picture. “My vision was to play in the NFL and be the best player, but God’s plan was to have a bigger purpose than any game in this world.”
Hamlin was flown to Buffalo after spending nearly a week in a Cincinnati hospital. There he spent several days in hospital before being discharged on his January 11th. He shows up at the Bills facility and is steadily making his long-term recovery. before he entered a divisional match against Cincinnati.
Dumar Hamlin poses for a photo with the Buffalo Bills medical staff at the NFL Honors at Symphony Hall on Feb. 9.
Hamlin received the Alan Page Award Wednesday and received a standing ovation from his peers at the “NFL Honors.”
“I am amazed every day how my experience can inspire so many people across the country and even around the world to pray, spread love and keep fighting in any situation,” Hamlin said.
Hamlin said his GoFundMe donations will help young people through education and sports. He will also use the proceeds from the sale of his new t-shirt featuring “Did We Win?” Along with his hand in the shape of a heart to raise money for the Cincinnati trauma center that treated him.
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott said: “We should give Dumar Hamlin Player of the Year just because he energized this country and brought us together. I told my teammates,” he said.
“[He]made many people understand the power of prayer, the power of community, the power of unity, the power of resilience, the power of not giving up and having faith.”
Buffalo Bills’ Dumar Hamlin speaks to staff at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center at the NFL Honors Awards Show prior to Super Bowl LVII.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/nfl/article-11736063/Damar-Hamlin-opens-field-cardiac-arrest-savior-trainer.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Dumar Hamlin talks about cardiac arrest on the field and his ‘Savior’ trainer