When Damar Hamlin needed his teammates the most — when the frenetically fast and loud game of pro football suddenly stood still for him — they had his back like true MVPs.
Not only his teammates on the football field, but also his family, friends and medical team that helped him make an inspiring full comeback from his cardiac episode on Jan. 2, 2023.
From that moment forward, Hamlin decided, he would star in the support role. Now, he’s the captain of a new team: HeartMates, a partnership with Abbott to build a community of heart health champions.
Through HeartMates, we’ll work with Hamlin to help create a space for people with heart conditions, their loved ones and the healthcare providers who look after them to share their stories and receive emotional support.
“Our HeartMates program creates a community of support and resources for those navigating their heart health and embodies our unwavering commitment to ensuring that no one faces these challenges alone," said Nadim Geloo, M.D., senior director of medical affairs in Abbott's structural heart business
It takes a tremendous amount of heart to overcome big health challenges. But, as Hamlin proved, it makes a big difference when you have a great team to help you author your comeback story.