President Joe Biden reached out to speak with Damar Hamlin’s mother and father with the Bills defensive back in critical condition in the hospital.
It feels like the entire nation has sent well-wishes to Bills safety Damar Hamlin and his family. That goes all the way to the top.
President Joe Biden was among the people who extended prayers to Hamlin, calling his parents to check in and give them his support.
The president confirmed that himself with a tweet on Thursday after the Bills gave a positive update on the player’s status.
President Joe Biden reached out to Damar Hamlin’s parents
Damar, like I told your mom and dad yesterday, Jill and I – along with all of America – are praying for you and your family. https://t.co/c838glXNE2
— President Biden (@POTUS) January 5, 2023
“Great news,” Biden tweeted. “Damar, like I told your mom and dad yesterday, Jill and I – along with all of America – are praying for you and your family.”
Biden appears to be right in saying all of America is behind Hamlin. The outpouring of support for him has been overwhelming. So all of America indeed got great news on Thursday as doctors revealed that Hamlin regained consciousness on Wednesday night. Even better, he has neurological function while being able to move his fingers and toes.
He was even able to ask if the Bills won the game on Monday night by writing out the question. The doctors told him, “Yes, you won. You’ve won the game of life.”
Doctors said after Damar Hamlin awakened last night, he asked in writing who won the game. Doctors told him: “Yes, you won. You’ve won the game of life.”
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 5, 2023
The game was suspended after Hamlin collapsed and needed CPR on the field. At that point, players, coaches and fans understood the severity of the situation. There was no way to finish under those circumstances.
Thankfully, Bills players will be able to play under much better circumstances on Sunday when they take on the Patriots. Knowing that Hamlin is making steady progress put smiles on the faces of his teammates, who were able to get back to practice on Thursday.
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