CHARLOTTE — Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin is making progress in his recovery after suffering a cardiac arrest on the field during Monday Night Football four days ago.
According to his agent, Hamlin can breathe on his own and can talk.
A local company decides to support a cause important to Hamlin.
Carl Fochler, a lifelong Bills fan and co-owner of the Sheetz Laundry Club, donated $25,003 to Chasing M’s Foundation Community Toy Drive, a Hamlin-sponsored fundraiser.
Fundraisers help support toy drives, back-to-school drives, camps and more.
Fochler added the three dollars to the original $25,000 for Hamlin’s number, or three dollars.
Fochler sits on the board of a charitable organization and knows his donations are worthwhile.
“This year, with the economy, a lot of kids don’t get Christmas. When you go to serve them and see how a bike or a toy makes them feel…if you steal Christmas from these kids The magic … it’s just something we can’t handle,” Forkler said.
Go-Fund-Me donations have surpassed $8 million.
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