Damar Hamlin‘s injury on Monday Night Football, while devastating, has turned into a nationwide phenomenon.
Hamlin, a second-year NFL player, has shown signs of positivity in the hospital, and will certainly be glad to hear that his charitable contributions in the past will lead to much more than he could have ever hoped, dreamed, or expected.
Roughly $6 million in donations have flooded his GoFundMe page, which will be going toward the children in his local hometown community.
As of this morning, another philanthropic update has emerged.
The number 1 selling jersey on @Fanatics since Monday night has been the Bills 3 Hamlin jersey. Portions of those proceeds will be going to Hamlin’s foundation.
— Peter Schrager (@PSchrags) January 4, 2023
Since Monday night, Hamlin’s jersey has been the best-seller on Fanatics.com, the largest e-commerce platform for NFL memorabilia and apparel.
Not only will this support Hamlin directly, but a part of the proceeds from this sale on Fanatics will go to his charity, adding to the millions that have already been raised.
While Hamlin has shown signs of positivity in the hospital, he certainly has a ways to go before he is out of the woods.
There are many unknowns with this situation, but one thing is certain – all of the NFL community is rooting for Hamlin’s recovery.
These efforts, whether buying his jersey, sending well wishes, or donating to his charity, highlight the good that still exists in the world, even though it can be difficult to identify at times.
Hamlin’s tragedy has brought the nation together rather than tearing it apart.
There is good that has come out of the sadness and unknowns with his injury, something we can be thankful for in this new year.