Cool Beans and Hamm story:
Stephen Clarence Hammoor.
That’s me. Friends call me Hamms.
Joe and Doris Hammoor. Mom and Pops.
Catholic. Corpus Christi grade school Roger Bacon high school .
UC Raymond Walters
33 years in the metals business. Currently VP of sales Brighton Tru Edge
Beautiful wife Becky (high school sweetheart)
4 Awesome children - Stephen, Jessica, Clifford Luke and Cori Rose
Reside in West Harrison Indiana
Blessed Blessed Blessed
Oh by the way. I have Parkinson's.
Still Blessed Blessed Blessed
January 2012. My car drumming left hand was not keeping beat with my right hand.
Started driving me nuts. I thought probably carpal tunnel. So off to my doctor I went.
Carpal tunnel diagnosis was eliminated and Cat Scan of the brain was ordered.
Diagnosed in March 2012. Terrible first Neurologist or maybe I just didn't want to hear what he was saying. At least I didn’t have a brain tumor!
Second opinion. May 2012 Dr Duker. Confirmed diagnosis.
My wife is the best. She is my rock, she is my foundation.
She is my supporter and motivator. She takes care of me. Did I say She is the Best.
But then I started in PPMI study and met Dr Espay and his wonderful wife Kristy. Love these folks.
Blessed Blessed Blessed
So many questions. Who do you tell. When to do it. How to do it.
Well, Family first.
Great idea. Apply for lottery entry into New York Marathon.
The Dear Lord blessed me with the golden ticket. This will be a great venue to tell the children. November 4, 2014 in Manhattan New York right after completing the 26.2. Lig.
Well not all plans work out. We couldn't get all the kiddos to New York that weekend.
If you can ever run the New York Marathon, Do It. Unbelievable.
So, the following week, I heard myself trying to explain to our children my new life. A few tears and some questions answered; it was done.
My beautiful wife and children are such the motivators. I think I ‘m repeating, but they keep me on task and push me when I get lazy.
Speaking of pushing, Dr. Espay has asked me to become very much involved in the Parkinson community.
So, I’m currently the Honorary Chair for the Rev It Up Parkinson bike and running event down at Sawyer Point on September 10, 2017.
I also am on the board of directors of the Parkinson’s Support and Wellness of Cincinnati.
I really can’t call my job work. Brighton/Enerfab is a fantastic employer and I have been blessed to be part of a company and family that is the leader in the industry. Brighton Rocks!
I enjoy running, fishing, taking pictures, biking, hiking, hunting, traveling with Beck and saying Cool Beans.
Thus, my team name “Cool Beans and Hamm”
So far after 5 years, I can honestly say that life is damn good.