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Led by Marquette grad Sarah Taylor, Cincy students rally around Damar Hamlin

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Three of the cards created by grade-school students in Cincinnati.

As the sports world rallies around Damar Hamlin, the Buffalo Bills safety who suffered cardiac arrest on the field during Monday Night Football, one parent at a Cincinnati school is leading an effort to gather get-well cards from students throughout the area.

That parent — Sarah Taylor, wife of Cincinnati Bengals head coach Zac Taylor — is a Marquette University graduate. She received her degree from Marquette’s College of Communication in 2005, according to a university official.

Local 12 WKRC-TV and ESPN reported Thursday that Sarah Taylor was helping collect handwritten letters from approximately 40 schools to send to Hamlin, who remains hospitalized at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. Reports said Taylor planned to drop off the letters at the hospital Friday night.

According to the Buffalo Bills, doctors were able to remove Hamlin’s breathing tube overnight, and he delivered a brief FaceTime message to his teammates Friday: “Love you boys.” Donations to Hamlin’s “Chasing M’s Foundation Community Toy Drive” continued to pour in as well, approaching $8 million to far surpass the original $2,500 goal.

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