By Jimmy Gilmartin ‘23
On January 2, what was an average Monday Night Football game between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Buffalo Bills took an abrupt turn.
Bills safety Damar Hamlin collided with Bengals receiver Tee Higgins to make the tackle. When Hamlin stood up after the play, he went into cardiac arrest and collapsed on the field.
Luckily Denny Kellington, a member of the Bills medical staff acted quickly and performed life saving CPR on Hamlin. An ambulance was rushed onto the field and took Hamlin to the hospital
Senior Ben McMurray said, “It’s great that the medical team was able to act so quickly in such a rare situation to save his life.”
The sports world was shocked by this incident. Many people who watched took to social media to show their support for Hamlin.
Hamlin spent over nine days in two different hospitals but was able to make a full recovery.
While Hamlin was recovering, his charity was able to raise over 8 million dollars from fans and organizations everywhere.
Senior Jack Brouder said, “It was a terrible incident that happened, but I think it’s cool the community was able to show that much support for him.”