In his first comments on camera since going into cardiac arrest on Monday Night Football January 2, The Buffalo Bills are a destructive Hamlin He said he wouldn’t have gotten through “the most difficult moments and the most difficult times” without the support from around the world.
Immediately after making a tackle on Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver T HigginsHamlin stood up, but immediately collapsed. Medical staff performed CPR on him for over nine minutes, and he left the field in an ambulance after undergoing defibrillation.
Hamlin was released from the hospital on January 11, and says he continues to make “great progress in recovery.”
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The 24-year-old has been active on social media, even live-tweeting during several Bills games, but wanted to wait for the “right time” to share a video message.
“Now that my brothers have finished a strong and profitable season, while I continue to make a lot of progress in recovery, I think the time is finally right to share a few things,” he said. Posted on Instagram on Saturday. “I think it was important for me to wait and speak out at the right time, as it was a lot of processing inside myself mentally, physically, even spiritually, it was very demanding. But I can’t tell you how much I appreciate all the love, all the support And everything was in my way.
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What happened to me today Monday Night Football I feel like I’m a direct example of God using me as a vessel to share my passion and love straight from my heart with the whole world, and I’m able to give it back to the children and communities around the world who need it most, and that’s always been my dream. This has always been what I have stood for and what I will continue to stand for.”
He thanked Bell’s medical staff and doctors at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, who “acted with tenacity and skill to save my life.”
He also expressed his gratitude to the friends who checked him in via text messages and visits, and thanked soccer fans everywhere for their support.
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“With this happening to me, I have felt nothing less than love, and it has really helped me stay motivated to get through the toughest moments and the hardest times. I really can’t thank you enough…
“Just for setting aside team loyalty, for rooting for the life of one child and the humanity of a player who only wears a Buffalo blue, for putting humanity above team loyalty, you’ve shown the world unity on division. I, I’m not surprised by that, but I’m so grateful. I will be forever grateful and indebted for that.. .”
“I couldn’t have done it without any of your support and love, and I can’t wait to continue taking you with me on this journey.”
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Hamlin appeared at a Bills game against the Bengals Sunday.
He finished his video by making a heart with his own hands.
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