The Story of Me
this is my broken soul
On September 16th, 1997 Kamdyn Lee Cambridge was born to parents Natalia and Vince Cambridge in Uptown, New York. Kamdyn’s parents were elated to have their first baby boy welcomed into the world as they were told by doctors that their chances of conceiving would be low due to a medical condition his mother had. The moment Natalia and Vince found out they were pregnant their entire lives changed and changed for the better. They decided that they were going to do everything they possibly could to make sure they had a good pregnancy and a good delivery. The first change they made was Natalia stopped working at her job as a teacher to stay at home and nurture her pregnancy and Vince would become the sole breadwinner of the home as a farmer. The family lived on a large property with many acres in New York. It was the perfect place to raise a family. They had animals of all kinds to provide them with the freshest of foods as well as a garden with a vast array of different vegetables for them to eat.
The couple decided they wanted to go as organic as possible to provide their sweet baby boy with the best there was in nature. As a matter of fact, aside from the recommended prenatal vitamins, Natalia didn’t take or consume anything that would be unsafe for their growing baby boy. Deciding to go all-natural for the birth Natalia and Vince hired a doula and a midwife to monitor the pregnancy and aid in the birth. There was a heavy winter front heading in on the day that Natalia went into labor and both women who were set to take care of her during that time suggested that she go to the hospital because if something were to go wrong the odds of being able to get to the hospital would be slim. However, Natalia refused and the two women came to the Cambridge home where at just after ten-thirty at night little Kamdyn was brought into the world with no complications.
After his birth Kamdyn’s parents doted on him; he was the light of their lives. He was the apple of their eye and although they were only a one-income family they were able to spoil him to no end. He had anything and everything he could ever want. Natalia and Vince kept up with the healthy lifestyle after Kamdyn was born. They kept everything organic to keep Kamdyn and themselves as healthy as humanly possible. Their efforts to maintain a healthy lifestyle worked perfectly. They were two very healthy parents with a very healthy son. Natalia breastfed Jamison from the time he was born until he began eating solid foods. Once he began eating solid foods she refused to switch him to formula, thinking of all of the bad things that were in it that she didn’t want to go into her precious son. So as an alternative they gave him farm-fresh dairy milk with his meals once Natalia’s milk supply dried up. The choices Kamdyn’s parents made proved to be just the right ones as grew leaps and bounds as an infant and toddler, then onto a young child. Still wanting what was best for their son Natalia and Vincel put their son into the best schools they could afford. His kindergarten, primary school, middle school, and high school would all be of the highest quality they could afford even if it meant they would be going without. It didn’t matter to them; they wanted their son to have the quality education that he deserved so he would grow into a respected, responsible young man with high aspirations that he wasn’t afraid to reach for. From the very moment that Kamdyn began school, he was very popular amongst his peers and teachers. It was very easy for him to make friends and he had many and all from different social circles. Kamdyn wasn’t afraid to dip his toes into all the different pools of people in school.
When Kamdyn was fifteen years old much to his parent’s surprise they became pregnant for a second time. Being an only child Kamdyn had grown up watching his friends welcome siblings into the world but he never had that in his life. So when his parents revealed to him that they were expected he was purely elated. Natalia and Vince went about their second pregnancy the same way they went about their first. They kept everything natural and organic to ensure they had a healthy pregnancy. Just as with Kamdyn, everything went well and Kamdyn ’s little brother Dominic was delivered in the summer of two thousand and four. Everything was perfect for the little family of four and they all felt incredibly blessed for everything they had been given in life. Unfortunately, their happy lives would only continue for another three years. This is when they got the devastating news that Dominic had stage four cancer. Kamdyn was still unsure of exactly what he wanted to do but wanted to get his applications out so he had options. The family was told that Dominic had only months to live and they should make him as comfortable as possible. The family, not wanting to give up on their little boy, put him through surgery, radiation, and chemo only to have the little boy lose his battle to cancer after a much too short three months. It was in that life-altering moment when the doctor came out to talk to the family that Kamdyn decided that he wanted to open his own business called Concrete Angels.
After losing Dominic; Natalia, Vince, and Kamdyn had returned home to plan the funeral of the youngest member of the family. During this time of sorrow, Kamdyn applied to NYU School of Business where he was accepted. With his family being fairly low income in spite of his father’s successful farming business, Kamdyn applied for student loans to pay for his classes. After a long summer of slow healing, Kamdyn left the family home and moved into a small apartment in Logan Square, a Chicago high-rise apartment complex that his parents had paid for, for him with the savings they had set up for him when he was born. Moving into his own place was bittersweet for Kamdyn but he was ready to start the next chapter of his life where he would hopefully build his own business and someday save the life of someone’s child that may be in the same situation his family had found themselves in. When classes started Kamdyn was nose the grindstone with his studies. His degree had become the most important thing in the world to him. He didn’t even really take time to make friends or date. Those things just weren’t at the top of his priority list.
He concentrated one hundred percent on getting his degree and becoming a successful Business Owner. As his college career moved on Kamdyn did eventually make some friends that were in the same field of study. He even got a girlfriend, his first since graduating high school; her name was Alisha and she was studying to become a business owner which couldn’t have been more perfect if the two had planned it. Unfortunately, the two parted ways shortly before graduation as they both wanted different things. Kamdyn wanted to concentrate on his career and Alisha wanted to concentrate on starting a family before moving into her career. Kamdyn expected himself to be more torn up about the breakup because the two had been quite serious. They had talked about a family but it wasn’t something Kamdyn saw for his immediate future. After graduating college and completing his residency Kamdyn then applied for his business license and then bought out a building for him to start building Concrete Angels. As the place that he had gone through to get the building
This is currently where Kamdyn still works and plans to continue to work until his retirement. But that’s quite a ways down the line. During his time as a business owner so far Kamdyn has already fulfilled his aspiration to help a family that wanted to protect their children from one thing or another. His success as a business owner for Concrete Angels only made him want to do so much more good and be that much better. After opening Concrete Angels a couple of years with a payment that he could have only dreamed of, Kamdyn moved out of the apartment he’d moved into when he first went to college all of those years ago and moved into a house in the Bronx. Along with moving into a new home, Kamdyn has also shifted some of his attention to dating once again as he was hiking and enjoying the outdoors hoping that he would find that special person once again.
He always knew that someday he would want to start a family; he just didn’t want to pursue that aspiration until he was finished with school and had his career established. In his free time, Kamdyn enjoys a wide range of things that young men his age enjoy. He enjoys everything from going for drinks with the guys, who are friends that he’s maintained from college to sitting at home with a good book. He also enjoys automotive work on not just his own car but friend’s cars, trucks, even motorcycles. He aspires to one day own his own motorcycle however having a motorcycle in the city isn’t something many do with the heavy congestion of traffic. Kamdyn is also very close with his parents who have moved on to miraculously have another child, which was a daughter named Cameron. While Kamdyn was in college. Kamdyn tries to go back to his childhood home to visit his parents every weekend. And Kamdyn was excited when he had found out that his sister Cameron had moved to New York too. Family is still very important to Kamdyn just as his parents had instilled in him at a very young age. Despite everything that Kamdyn has been through in his life he is a healthy, happy young man with a head full of dreams that reach the stars.