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Luck For Buck

$5,914 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 59 people in 4 months
Created May 27, 2018
Fundraising Team
on behalf of Sharon Hampton
Sterling “Buck” Hampton has been working on power lines for 10+ years. He is 30 years old and has been a Class A Line Lineman who has traveled the country bringing power and light to our world. On May 21, 2018 Buck had an accident at work, the details of what actually happened are still undetermined. An electrical current entered through his left arm & then passed throughout his body until it finally blew out a hole through his chest. It is miracle & blessing that he is still alive. He was life-flighted to LSU Burn Center where he is suffering from 2nd & 3rd degree burns on his face, chest, back and arms. The electricity did enough damage to his left arm that the doctors are going to have to amputate the entire limb. Not only is he going to lose his arm but his career. Everything in his life has instantly changed in the blink of an eye. For anyone who is a Lineman, married to or knows a Lineman, then you know this is not just a job to them, it is a lifestyle, a brotherhood and a way life. It takes a certain kind of man to be a Lineman, and Buck is every ounce of that kind of man. Unfortunately, not only is Buck physically suffering but with loosing his arm, it’s highly unlikely that he will ever be a Lineman again. This was more than a career to this man. He LOVED what he did, he was leader, a dedicated, hard worker, and took a lot of pride in what him and his crew accomplished. Buck is husband, father, brother, uncle, son, Lineman, caretaker and a good friend to all those who know him. Buck and his wife Sharon have been together for ten years, and are the proud parents of 4 beautiful children. Wesley 11, Waylon 8, Sophie 6, & Riley who will be 2 in August. Buck is the kind of friend that you call at 2am when you’re car is broke down on the side of the road. He’s the kind of person who can make friends with anyone he meets or anywhere he goes. Everyone that knows him would describe him as a caretaker, always helping others before thinking of himself; whether you’re family, a friend or a stranger, “Daddy Buck” is always looking out for you. All that know him, know if they have a problem or life situation they can call on him, and he will do whatever it takes to help you. He is an outgoing, funny, easy going guy who always has a smile on his face. He brings so much light, life and love to all those who know him. We are trying to raise enough money to help and his family of 6 during this tragic and devastating time. He’s going to be in the hospital for a while with him being his family’s sole provider that means there is no income for his wife and kids. On top of that with him losing his arm going back to work in general is going to be difficult. It will be a long and lengthy recovery for the type of injuries Buck has suffered. We are hoping that we can raise enough money to help make this difficult and trying time a little easier for his family. If anyone deserves a helping hand, it’s this man. All his life he has been helping those in need without question, appreciation or expecting anything in return. It’s time for everyone to come together and help out “the helper.” Even being in the hospital, Buck is more worried about how he is going to take care of his family, rather than the facts of how bad of condition he is in. If anyone deserves a blessing in their life right now, it would this man, so anything given would be greatly appreciated. Thank you & God Bless to all of you with hearts big enough to help this family in a time of crisis and uncertainty.
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I would like to thank everyone for all the support that you have shown this family during this tough time thank you . Buck is scheduled for surgery Friday to start with the skin graphs he will need. He is still in quite a bit of pain but for the moment seems to be in better spirits. Keep this family in your thoughts and prayers as they continue down this long road and once again thank you for all the donations and keep on sharing so we can do as much as possible for this family in there time of need
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Today, June 1, 2018 around 12:30pm they took Buck into surgery to remove his left arm. The doctor just came in & said everything was a success. They were able to keep enough of his upper arm that he should have some good movement & better prosthetic options. Buck is still in recovery and this is just the beginning of a very long road for him & his family. Please keep sharing so we can continue to try and help the Hampton family through this struggle.
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Sharon Hampton,

My husband Sterling Hampton and I want to thank everyone for all the love and support we have received over the past week. As some of you know, we have been waiting to see a specialist to find out if there was even a small chance that they could save his left arm. Well we finally met with the surgeon this morning. There is not enough living tissue in his upper arm to save so he will go to surgery Friday to have it amputated. After that we will start with the skin grafts. There is a significant amount of burned skin to remove. He will need several skin grafts over the next few weeks. It's tough now and it will get worse before it gets better, but I know that we will make it. Thank you all for the prayers and support, it means so much to the both of us, and please keep him in y'alls thoughts on Friday!
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Thank you to everyone who has donated or shared the campaigns for Buck. We are all so appreciate & have so much gratitude to everyone that has pitched in to help. It’s such a devastating time for this family, and we want y’all to how much it means to us for all of y’alls help!
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$5,914 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 59 people in 4 months
Created May 27, 2018
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on behalf of Sharon Hampton
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