The Houston Texans donated $10,003 to the GoFundMe for Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin.
The 24-year-old went into cardiac arrest following a tackle made on Cincinnati Bengals receiver Tee Higgins on Monday Night Football in Week 17 at Paycor Stadium. Hamlin needed CPR, was taken off the field via an ambulance to a nearby hospital, and remains in the intensive care unit in critical condition.
According to the GoFundMe’s page, the page was initially established to support a toy drive for Hamlin’s community, but quickly became a way for everyone from NFL teams to players and fans to show their support for Hamlin.
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.
As representatives of Damar, the team at Jaster Athletes posted the fundraiser updates and will work with the Hamlin family, The Chasing M’s Foundation, and the GoFundMe team to ensure the safe delivery of funds.
Damar created The Chasing M’s Foundation to use as a vehicle to bring lasting impact to his community. The foundation supports toy drives, back-to-school drives, kids camps, and more. We’re hopeful about Damar’s future involvement in disbursing the incredibly generous contributions.
This is the only current fund that is being used by the Hamlin Family. We appreciate your understanding as we give them the time and space they need to focus on Damar’s health first.
Again, thank you for your thoughts, prayers and support during this time.
Hamlin has two former Bills teammates on the Texans in defensive ends Mario Addison and Jerry Hughes, who were with him in his first NFL season in 2021. Rookie defensive tackle Kurt Hinish was also Hamlin’s high school teammate at Central Catholic High School in Pittsburgh.