Damar Hamlin launches scholarship in honor of Cincinnati medical staff who saved his life

Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin is honoring 10 members of the University of Cincinnati Medical Center staff with a scholarship program for young people in Cincinnati.

On Sunday Hamlin announced that he had dinner with the medical professionals who 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.