Patricia Ann Trupp-Hampton of Los Alamos has always helped others. In the past, she worked as a candy-striper at Los Alamos Medical Center and was a licensed practicing nurse from 1977-1981 at the center.
Now, the tables have turned. Trupp-Hampton needs a helping hand in the form of a heart donor.
In 2006, Trupp-Hampton was heading to work at the Los Alamos National Laboratory when she was caught off guard with shortness of breath and a pain that reached her left elbow.