Jamaican Olympian Kemoy Campbell walked for the first time yesterday since his hospitalisation after collapsing at the Millrose Games in New York.
“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,” Campbell posted on Instagram.
He also posted a video of him surrounded by medical practitioners as he walked in the hospital.
The athlete had been sedated for more than a day in the hospital.
Read Campbell’s full post:
I really didn’t know how to start this caption and while I started writing, tears flowed from my eyes. I realise 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 practise 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 first 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.