recovering from a successful knee replacement surgery. The painful journey is being documented on
Facebook as thousands of supporters follow along, sharing their love and support.
The story of how the expensive Jan. 3 procedure was gifted to Hammond by a top orthopedic surgeon is
nothing short of amazing and is a powerful lesson in the power of love.
It all began more than two decades ago after Hammond’s famed group, Commissioned, disbanded and he
ventured out as a solo artist. As a struggling independent act, he could not afford a team to handle his
bookings, so he directed all calls to his small home and did the legwork himself