At the young age of 25, Ken Hampton quit his bank job to join the U.S. Army and dedicate his life to fulfill his patriotic duty. He would still be serving his country as a Military Police Officer, if it wasn’t for a devastating heart problem that sidelined him.
While serving his country overseas in Korea, Ken contracted a serious virus, which unbeknownst to his doctors at the time, severely weakened his heart muscles. Ken was medically discharged from the Army, when they later discovered he was suffering from a severe case of cardiomyopathy, or a condition that makes it harder for the heart to pump and deliver blood to the rest of Ken’s body. This condition led to heart failure, and Ken now needs a lifesaving heart transplant. Without a transplant, Ken will remain in the hospital and continue to grow sicker each day that passes — his time here will eventually run out.
December 2, 2020
This year has demanded a lot from everyone: political unease, fear of the pandemic and an uncertain future. For me being immune compromised has only heightened with the chances of possible contraction of C19. The precautions we’ve taken in home & my family members all working in concert have ensured that it hopefully will not happen. The financial burden has not lessened and the struggle continues to survive whatever gets throw at us.
April 27, 2020
With the current unsurety of the viral assault on our nation taking place, I thought it was time for an update. Being immuno-suppressed the precautions I’m taking have not come without heartfelt consequences. I cannot see my grandchildren now, no live virus inoculations, scheduled medical exams and vital procedures have had to be postponed, add in the exposure threat from handling mail or currency all come together to just elevate stress and worry. Bills and other financial responsibilities still loom heavily and it’s a struggle to keep pace. Without family & friends it would be very difficult to get through.
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October 16, 2019
Hope you will get your heart!
December 5, 2018
Thank you for your service and I hope you are doing ok.
December 5, 2018
Help is on the way brother...
December 21, 2016
Hey Ken. Glad I checked in. Sorry I missed the November campaign day. I enjoyed "Ken Hampton, Fun with Heart Transplants" video. You sound healthy in the video so hope you are still doing well for the holidays.