'Feel at home': Damar Hamlin 'happy to be' transferred to Buffalo hospital week after cardiac arrest

'Feel at home': Damar Hamlin 'happy to be' transferred to Buffalo hospital week after cardiac arrest
Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin collapsed following a tackle while playing against the Cincinnati Bengals (@HamlinIsland/Twitter)

CINCINNATI, OHIO: Bills safety Damar Hamlin was released from the University of Cincinnati Medical center on Monday, January 10, a week after he suffered a cardiac arrest on the field during a game against Cincinnati Bengals on January 2, 2023.

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Hamlin, the Buffalo Bills player, took to Twitter to share the update on being transferred to a hospital in Buffalo. He wrote, “Headed home to Buffalo today with a lot of love on my heart. 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!”

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Thanking the medical team at the Cincinnati Hospital, 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!"



 

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Hamlin was immediately taken to the hospital following his tragic incident and he made progress gradually the whole week he was admitted at the UCMC. Throughout the Bills' win over the Patriots on Sunday, January 9, Hamlin cheered his team from his bed throughout the game.

The NFL community has gathered to offer their support since the news of Hamlin's on-field incident broke out. Tee Higgens, who was tackled by Hamlin led the outpouring of prayers and well wishes for the Buffalo Bills' safety, as he tweeted that he "prays Hamlin will pull through" his condition.

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Hamlin, who has set up a charity toy drive working along with his close friend and marketing representative Jordon Rooney, to raise money for his local community has been receiving donations from thousands of fans with over $7 million raised, according to Daily Mail.

On January 4, Hamlin's uncle Dorrian Glenn told the NFL Network how “tremendous” it is “to see all the love and support” for the 24-year-old. He said that “a lot of people don’t get a chance to see how loved they are while they’re alive, so for him to have a situation where he could have been taken away and he has a chance to come back and see all that love that he got, it’s truly an amazing thing and I can’t wait for him to see all the love and support that people have for him, not just around the area, but around the country and the world, it’s been amazing.”

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“Your generosity and compassion mean the world to us. Please keep Damar in your prayers,” read a statement issued by Hamlin's family on January 4, expressing gratitude to the Bills and Bengals organizations, his fans, and also to medical personnel and first responders.

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