Kemoy Campbell awake and talking - family

By February 12, 2019

Kemoy Campbell is awake and talking.

That’s the word from the family of the athlete, who collapsed during the 3000m race at the Millrose Games in New York on Saturday.

Campbell, a Jamaican Olympian collapsed on Saturday prompting paramedics to spend about 20 minutes resuscitating him with a defibrillator much to the horror of thousands of fans. He was later rushed to a hospital where he was put into a medically induced coma, reports said.

On Tuesday, his family said Campbell’s situation has improved.

“As of this morning, Kemoy is in stable condition in the ICU at New York Presbyterian/ Columbia University Hospital. Thank you to everyone for your continued support. Kemoy is awake and talking. Please continue to keep him in your thoughts and prayers,” said the family, who has since launched a GoFundMe account to help with his medical bills. 

“Kemoy will continue to be monitored and recover at the hospital for the foreseeable time. In order for Kemoy to continue receiving the best care and to offset mounting medical costs, we are asking for donations to help support him and his family during this challenging time. Any donation made to help Kemoy on his road to recovery is greatly appreciated.”

You can make a donation at 

Meantime, Kemoy and his family are very grateful for the overwhelming support and outreach. The Campbell family would also like to express their gratitude for the team of doctors at New York Presbyterian/ Columbia University Hospital and the quick response of The Armory's on-site medical professionals and doctors who assisted Kemoy and for the outpouring of support from the track and field community.

Leighton Levy

Leighton Levy is a journalist with 28 years’ experience covering crime, entertainment, and sports. He joined the staff at SportsMax.TV as a content editor two years ago and is enjoying the experience of developing sports content and new ideas. At he is pursuing his true passion - sports.

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