For the first time after recovering from a cardiac arrest attack, NFL star Damar Hamlin speaks up and shares an encouraging message to his fans, “God using me as a vessel.”
Damar Hamlin Speaks Up
Buffalo Bills’ safety Damar Hamlin made headlines when he suddenly collapsed in the middle of the game against the Cincinnati Bengals. What’s more, the incident led many to turn to God and sparked a prayer movement for the athlete. And today, as he miraculously survived the ordeal, he speaks up for the first time with an encouraging message to the people.The 24-year-old took his “Thank You” message to Facebook and Instagram followers.
“I think it was important for me to wait and speak publicly at the right time, as there was a lot to process within my own self,” he said. “Mentally, physically, even spiritually, there’s just been a lot to process…”
God Using Me
Damar also expressed his gratefulness to everyone who prayed and supported him. Then he shared his realization about everything that had happened.
“What happened to me on Monday night in football,” he explained. “I feel is a direct example of God using me as a vessel. To share my passion and my love directly from my heart with the entire world. And now I’m able to give it back to kids and communities all across the world who need it the most. And that’s always been my dream, that’s always been what I stood for and what I will continue to stand for.”
Apparently, the NFL star is passionate about helping young people. According to TIME, Damar initiated a fundraiser to support the youth in education and sports. Which he was able to raise more donations after his cardiac arrest unexpectedly.
In his message, Damar also thanked the medical staff, his loved ones, his entire Buffalo team, and every person who helped him throughout his recovery.
Further, Damar commended the entire NFL team for the love they showed regardless of different sides.
“You put humanity above team loyalty. You showed the world unity over division,” he said.
Watch Damar Hamlin’s entire message in the video below.
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Header Image: Hamlin, Damar [d.ham3]. A Message From Damar Hamlin. Instagram, 29 Jan. 2023, https://www.instagram.com/p/Cn-hfT0vhBH/