Kemoy Campbell walked for the first time since his accident on Saturday, Feb 9, 2019.
He was rushed to a hospital after collapsing while competing at the Millrose Games in New York on Saturday (9 Feb).
Campbell, who was acting as the pace-setter during the sixth lap of the men’s 3,000m, fell off the banked track into the infield near where the men’s shot put competition was underway.
The below is a statement from Campbell:
“I really didn’t know how to start this caption and while I started writing, tears flowed from my eyes.
I realize that I’m either very lucky, or someone was watching out for me Saturday. I cry because I know what the people who truly care about me went through and when I heard my dad’s voice on the phone I couldn’t stop crying.
I heard the shock, sadness, pain, and relief all at once. For those who don’t know me, I push myself hard in practice and give nothing but my best in whatever I’m doing.
As athletes, we train to push our bodies beyond its normal limits. Until my heart stopped at Millrose Games on Saturday, I don’t remember any of it and I know there are videos around, but I don’t need to see them.
It’s been tough not physically, but mentally, it has been a battle. Anyway, for those who care, I am recovering. I walked yesterday for the time and I was a little dizzy but pushed through with the help of the PTs.
Most of all though, I want to thank everyone who donated to help me get back on track. I love you all.”