Buffalo Bills safetyis honoring 10 members of the University of Cincinnati Medical Center staff with a for young people in Cincinnati.
On Sunday Hamlin announced that he had dinner with thewho saved his life and surprised them with a scholarship for Cincinnati youth in their honor.
"Last night I had dinner with my heroes. 10 of the UC Medical Staff that helped save my life," he tweeted. "I surprised them with a scholarship named after each of them that will support youth in Cincy to chase their dreams. Wouldn't be here if it wasn't for them."
Hamlin's charity, Chasing M's, will be awarding $1,000 scholarships to 10 individuals in underserved communities in Cincinnati for each of the next three years, according to the Associated Press. Each of the scholarships will be named after the 10 first-responders, nurses and doctors who treated Hamlin after he suffered a cardiac arrest mid-game last season.
The announcement of the scholarship comes just in time for the Bills' return to Cincinnati to play the Bengals for Week 9 of the 2023 NFL season.
"I'm humbled by the opportunity to set up a scholarship program to honor this team of professionals — my Cincinnati heroes — who helped save my life," Hamlin said in a statement, reported the Associated Press. "Today, as I look at honoring these Cincinnati heroes and lifting up young people who are trying to find their way, I'm reminded of the enormous blessing I've been given through my charity and the generosity of people around the world."
On Jan. 2, Hamlin took athat caused his heart to stop during a Monday Night Football game against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Officials later said that Hamlinand had his heartbeat restored on the field before being taken away in an ambulance. He was in , and his uncle said that Hamlin had to . Soon, though, the player began to show " ," according to his team and , and he was able to .
Hamlin wasfrom the University of Cincinnati Medical Center to Buffalo General Hospital in New York about a week after the cardiac arrest. He was sent home from Buffalo General Hospital on Jan. 11, after being first hospitalized.
In October Hamlin returned to the field for a regular-season NFL game for the first time since his cardiac arrest.
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