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Kerr and Rizzo learn CPR, Yankees honor Hamlin

Cole and Rizzo learn CPR as Yankees honor Hamlin

In order to kick off Hope Week on July 3rd, The Yankees will honor Buffalo Bills’ Damar Hamlin. Yankees players and coaches including Gerrit Cole and Anthony Rizzo will join former Fordham softball player Sarah Taffet, American Heart Association and New York City Public Schools Athletic League (PSAL) personnel participate in CPR training in the Yankee Stadium outfield.

Following the event, participants will have lunch at the Hard Rock Cafe and enjoy a private tour of the stadium before watching batting practice on the field. Hamlin and Taffett will throw ceremonial first pitch to Yankees training staff

Hamlin’s story is well known here. On January 2nd 39, during the Monday Night Football game between the Buffalo Bills and the Cincinnati Bengals, Bills safety ߧ was in cardiac arrest during a routine tackle. After hitting the target, Hamlin went into cardiac arrest and fell to the ground. The moment stunned everyone who witnessed the event, from the thousands inside Cincinnati’s Peco Stadium to the millions watching on television. Needless to say in the live broadcast, it can be seen from the emotions on the court that Hamlin is fighting for his life. Thankfully, first responders responded quickly and revived him with CPR and a defibrillator.
In just a few months after the cardiac arrest, the year-old had Back on the pitch. Back in April, three pundits unanimously agreed that Hamlin should return to football activity. While Hamlin’s quick recovery is due to his grit and perseverance, none of it would have been possible without the first responders in Cincinnati on Jan. 2.
Taffett, a former Fordham University softball player, was revived via CPR during a game on Oct. 3 with Fordham athletic coaches and other medical professionals using an automated external defibrillator (AED), 39.



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