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A Middletown man’s heart was hanging on ‘by a very thin thread’ at Hartford Hospital after a crash. Now he’s ready to try out for semi-pro football.

Hartford Courant
By Ed Stannard

When the medical team reached Jamir Hamilton on June 22, 2021, after a horrific crash that killed the driver and injured another friend, his chances of survival were almost zero.

Hamilton, who turned 20 Thursday, had a tear in his aorta so severe it was held together only by “wispy connective tissue,” which kept him from bleeding out...