Damar Hamlin accepts NFLPA award throughout Super Bowl week

Damar Hamlin made a short look in Phoenix throughout Super Bowl week to obtain the NFL Players Association’s Alan Page Community Award.

The Buffalo Bills security obtained the award on the Phoenix Convention Center on Wednesday, just a little over a month after he went into cardiac arrest and wanted to be resuscitated on the sphere throughout a Jan. 2 sport in Cincinnati.

“One of my favorite quotes: it’s a blessing to be a blessing,” Hamlin stated, studying from a short assertion together with his mother and father on stage with him. “With that being said, I plan to never take this position for granted and always have an urgent approach to making a difference in the community where I come from and also communities across the world.”

Hamlin was one in all 5 finalists for the Alan Page Award, which yearly acknowledges one participant who goes above and past to carry out group service in his workforce metropolis and/or hometown.

Hamlin’s toy drive fundraiser obtained surprising GoFundMe donations within the days and weeks after he collapsed. Chasing M’s has since raised greater than $9 million.

“Giving back to my community has always been a part of who I am,” Hamlin stated. “I’m thankful for my father, who’s right here behind me, growing up watching him doing community days in our community. I always was waiting on my time when it came.”

Hamlin collapsed on the sphere after a collision with a Cincinnati Bengals participant and needed to be resuscitated earlier than being taken away by ambulance. He was launched from a Buffalo hospital on Jan. 11 and began visiting the Bills facility.

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Reporting by The Associated Press.

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