Part of the reason Hamlin survived his Monday Night Football collapse is the use of CPR and a defibrillator on the field. If those two measures were not taken, who knows where the young NFL player would be right now?

Since he’s been released from the hospital, Damar has been on a mission to make sure that his story is known to all who encounter him and to ensure that it never happens again.


In February, Hamlin launched the #3forHeart CPR Challenge to teach people about the importance of CPR and how it can save lives.

During the NFL Honors in February, the medical team and training staff that helped save Hamlin’s life were recognized for their amazing effort. He later joined them on stage and discussed how his life has a new purpose after his almost life-threatening experience.


“Every day I am amazed that my experiences could encourage so many others across the country and even across the world,” Hamlin said. “Encourage to pray, encourage to spread love, and encourage to keep fighting no matter the circumstances. Sudden cardiac arrest was nothing I would have ever chosen to be a part of my story, but that’s because sometimes our own visions are too small even when we think we are seeing the bigger picture. My vision was about playing in the NFL and being the best player that I could be, but God’s plan was to have a purpose greater than any game in this world.”