A Hero’s Walk for a true hero

Friends, family and Minden Medical Center staff line the hallways of the hospital for the Hero’s Walk.

By Bonnie Culverhouse

Kyle Campbell wasn’t born in Minden, but it’s where he wanted to rear his children. Sadly, it wasn’t meant to be.

Campbell died Monday afternoon, after his family made the toughest decision of their lives … to remove him from life support.

Then, for the first time in its history, Minden Medical Center sanctioned a “Hero’s Walk” for the 42-year-old husband and father of 4, as he was escorted through the hospital’s halls to organ donating surgery where his death means life to others.

According to friends, the Campbell family moved to Minden from Baton Rouge in 2018, after visiting several times and falling in love with the area.

Minden Mayor Nick Cox and his wife Cayla were Campbell’s employers at Webster Millworks in Dixie Inn. Cox posted the following on Facebook.

“Hello everyone, We are reaching out to you with heavy hearts on behalf of our dear friend, Kyle Campbell, and his loving family. As many of you may already know, Kyle, a devoted husband to Elizabeth and a proud father of four beautiful children, Monroe 9, Bankston 6, Palmer 4, and Marsh 1, has recently faced a tragic and unexpected health crisis. On Friday, Kyle suffered a brain aneurysm while at work, which left him in a coma. Despite the tireless efforts of medical professionals, it has been devastatingly determined that Kyle is braindead. However, amidst this tragedy, the family of Kyle has shown immense strength and compassion by donating his organs, giving others a chance at life. In addition to the emotional toll this has taken on the Campbell family, they are now faced with significant financial challenges. Medical bills, and the future well-being of Elizabeth and their four precious children weigh heavily on their shoulders. As friends and community members, we have the power to make a difference. Let’s rally together and support the Campbell family during this unimaginably difficult time. Our collective contributions will help alleviate their financial burden, allowing them to focus on healing and rebuilding their lives. Every donation, no matter the size, will have a meaningful impact on the Campbell family’s journey. Your generosity will be an incredible source of comfort and hope. Please join us in standing with the Campbell family as they face this heartbreaking chapter in their lives. Share this campaign with your friends, family, and networks, and let’s come together to lift them up during their darkest days. Thank you for your love, kindness, and support. Together, we can make a difference and bring a ray of light to the Campbell family’s world. 

With heartfelt gratitude, Nick & Cayla Cox”

As of 6 p.m. Monday, the GoFundMe account for the family had surpassed its $15,000 goal with more than $20,000 raised. The new goal is $25,000.