We’ve all won.
Hi everyone. I’m Sherry Douglas with Heart-Song. As most everyone knows, Damar Hamlin of the Buffalo Bills football team received a hit to the chest that caused his heart to stop beating. The medics worked heroically and Damar not only has awakened, but is breathing on his own. I have read in several articles that when Damar first woke, because he was still intubated, he wrote, “Did we win?” Dr. Timothy Pritts said the response was, “Yes, Damar, you won. You’ve won the game of life.”
It seems that through this tragic event for Damar, we’ve all won. The nation has pulled together with donations to his charity, which raises funds for toys for children. Prior to his injury, the charity had a few thousand dollars in donations through a GoFundMe page. Hundreds of thousands of people have now donated to it and at the time of this recording more than $7 million dollars was given.
Damar won the game of life, and the people of our nation won UNITY. We are connected to one another through donations, praying for Damar individually and corporately including an anchor on a national news program, and a heart connection to a young man with a beautiful smile and soul. For a short time, hoping and praying for him has set aside some social media conversations that tear one another down and shred dignity. Bengal and Bills fans present at the game report hugging one another, grabbing hands of one another, and praying together. No one cared about political views or other topics that cause division. They felt tenderness and kindness toward one another, sending healing thoughts and prayers to Damar, his family and his teammates.
Damar has won the game of life and many of us have won the experience of UNITY. Whether you are a person of faith or not, will you please consider these words from Ephesians 4:2? “Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.” UNITY always begins right here in our hearts. Live the way you want to be remembered! See you next time.