The Hamlin family released a statement on Tuesday.
Buffalo Bills defensive back and Pittsburgh native Damar Hamlin suffered a cardiac arrest on the field Monday night. He received life-saving medical attention on the field and was transported to the nearby University of Cincinnati Medical Center, where he was listed as being in critical condition. Read latest updates here.
Hamlin is from McKees Rocks and was a star safety for Central Catholic High School, who then went on to play for Pitt for five seasons.
A GoFundMe toy drive set up by Hamlin in 2020 has seen an immense rush of local and national support overnight and, as of lunchtime on Tuesday, is currently topping more than $4 Million.
The Chasing M’s Foundation was created to allow him to bring a lasting impact to his community via toy drives, back-to-school drives, kids camps, and more. You can make a financial donation - HERE.
This fundraiser was initially established to support a toy drive for Damar’s community, sponsored by the Chasing M’s Foundation.
However, it has received renewed support in light of Damar’s current battle and we can’t thank all of you enough. Your generosity and compassion mean the world to us.
If you would like to show your support and contribute to Damar’s community initiatives and his current fight, this is the place to do so. This is the only current fund that is being used by the Hamlin Family.
Again, thank you for your thoughts, prayers and generous support during this time. - via the GoFundMe Page.