Jamaican superstar, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce is appealing for help for retired athlete Kemoy Campbell. Campbell is currently recovering from a major surgery and is seeking assistance to cover his medical bills.
In a heartfelt message on her Instagram, Fraser-Pryce pleaded for Jamaicans to come to the aid of the former athlete.
“He didn’t retire because he wanted to. He simply had no choice. He has gone through one surgery that depleted his funding and now has a second surgery,” she wrote.
She also used the opportunity to detail the struggles athletes often face.
“So many people see athletes competing without knowing a lot about what goes into the preparation. Mental, physical and of course financially. Believe me when I tell you a lot of athletes are barely getting by.
“But they represent the black gold and green with patriotism and pride. They pay their Coaches, they pay their Doctors, their Physiotherapist, rent , food, and the list goes on. A lot of them have no sponsorship,” she continued.
“He didn’t retire because he wanted to. He simply had no choice.”— Fraser-Pryce
Fraser-Pryce asserts that while other athletes can pitch in and help, they can’t do it alone.
“After all those years and hardship Kemoy now needs help and yes, athletes can contribute but how many?” she asked.
A GoFundMe page has been created for Campbell, persons who want to donate can link this click. https://www.gofundme.com/f/67e5h-kemoy-campbell-support-fund