Despite the fact that the crowd at the 2023 Super Bowl may have been divided between fans of the Kansas City Chiefs and the Philadelphia Eagles, there was no question that everyone who was in attendance was rooting for Damar Hamlin and the medical personnel who cared for him.
At the Buffalo Bills game on February 12 at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, the safety for the team made an appearance before the game. The Arizona Cardinals were the team that the game was being played against.
Damar Hamlin, a player for the Buffalo Bills, is shown here standing with members of the medical staff who responded to him after he passed out during the course of a game and helped him recover.
A little after six in the evening, the announcer welcomed the first responders from the Buffalo Bills, Cincinnati Bengals, and University of Cincinnati Medical Center out onto the field. They were there to support the game between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Buffalo Bills. This squad was the primary factor in Hamlin’s recovery after he suffered a hit on January 2 that caused him to fall into cardiac arrest and collapse on the field while he was playing in a game.
The plea made by the announcer for the audience to give the guests a warm welcome to Super Bowl 57 was met with prolonged and more enthusiastic applause from the crowd.
The announcer went on to describe Hamlin as “a special guest come to give his appreciation.” Hamlin was then introduced. Hamlin was the one that was acknowledged for their help.
Hamlin was seen wearing a pair of white sunglasses and, as is his trademark, making the form of a heart with his hands as he was facing the camera. In addition to that, he embraced each individual member of the medical personnel who was there on the field with a bear hug.
On February 11, the day before the Super Bowl, Hamlin went to a party, and while there, he was photographed beside Joe Burrow, the quarterback for the Cincinnati Bengals.
The 24-year-old player has been receiving an outpouring of support in the shape of appearances like the one that took place on Sunday ever since the injury he incurred during a game exactly one month ago that was very close to being deadly.
The former star athlete from the University of Pittsburgh was transported to the University of Cincinnati Health Center after getting cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on the field to assist in the recovery of his heart rate.
The medical personnel was leaning towards the diagnosis of commotio cordis as the explanation for Hamlin’s condition. Commotio cordis is a sickness in which a strike to the chest at a certain moment during the cardiac cycle may stop the heart.
In the video that was posted to Twitter and has received more than 9 million views, he is heard saying, “While I’m very grateful to everyone, I know that it isn’t enough simply to be thanks.” “Even though I have a lot of people to thank, I’m well aware that just expressing gratitude isn’t enough.”
“This is merely the beginning of the impact that I want to have on the world, and with God’s assistance, I will continue to achieve wonderful and important things in the years to come. I wouldn’t be able to pull this off without all of the love and support that I’ve received, and I can’t wait to continue to bring all of you along with me on this journey.”
As of January 10, the Associated Press reported that in the wake of the frightening event, people from all across the country gave to Hamlin’s gift drive for children, which had collected $8.6 million at that point. And top athletes from a wide array of sports took to social media to profess their love for one another and their camaraderie.
Hamlin tweeted at the time, “Headed home to Buffalo today with a lot of love on my heart,” expressing his joy about going back to his hometown. On Sunday, when people from all over the world came together to celebrate, it was an absolutely mind-blowing experience for me to see the world coming together around me in this way.