Former Jamaican long-distance star Kemoy Campbell says he has so far received some $US12 thousand dollars in the Go-Fund-Me account set up to assist with offsetting his medical bills following a surgery he underwent in Miami this past weekend.

Campbell was rushed to the Miami Baptist Hospital last Tuesday where a one and a half hour operation was done to insert a new ICD that will also act as a pacemaker after he almost passed out while driving.

Campbell told Nationwide Sports early this week he needed $US50 thousand dollars in the first instance, and we checked in with him again today to find out how it was going.

Campbell says he is still to get from the Hospital the total amount owed but added that the Ministry of Sports made contact with him and offered to cover 80 percent of the cost, the rest he says will be taken care of by what’s in the Go-Fund-Me account

Campbell also noted that his recovery is coming on well but he still encounters minor challenges.

Kemoy Campbell, former long-distance runner.