Jackson suffered a neck injury in September during a game against the Tennessee Titans, according to Yahoo Sports. His neck snapped back during a tackle, which led to him being taken off the field in an ambulance. After being checked out at a hospital, Jackson was given a clean bill of health. Hamlin has not been so fortunate. The 24-year-old safety collapsed on the field Monday after what appeared to be a routine tackle. He went into cardiac arrest and was rushed to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center where he was still in critical condition Wednesday. Many fans and well-wishers have been showing their support for Hamlin by donating to his charity fundraiser, Chasin M’s foundation, which raises money to buy toys for children in need, CBN News reported. The athlete’s goal was originally to raise $2,500, but since he was stricken, donations have jumped to more than $6 million and counting.
Damar Hamlin earlier this season… pic.twitter.com/QkK3lE3o8I— Hunter Armor (@HunterArmor) January 3, 2023
“Rare but at a loss for words,” former Buffalo Bills wide receiver Andre Reed posted on Instagram. “Fans banding together in solidarity for #DamarHamlin, #StephonDiggs – a real one — going to the hospital, people donating to Damar’s toy drive …. this restores my faith in humanity. “LET’S we be more like this in 2023. Remember what really matters in this lifetime.” “#DamarHamlin … May GOD be with you in this time of need,” Reed concluded. “You’re an amazing young man.” This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.
Damar Hamlin’s ‘Chasing M’s Foundation Community Toy Drive’ has received over $6.6 million in donations ❤️ 💙“[These donations] are about who he was previously to this injury.” — @mspears96 pic.twitter.com/2pT9DLcb5z — NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) January 4, 2023