A Fort Mill author recounts suffering cardiac arrest while getting an epidural injection in his neck in the new book, “2nd Chance at Life.”

   Inspired by true events, Kenneth Hough recounts the horrific 2019 experience in a book that is getting great reviews. He explains how no in-depth testing was done to make sure that he wasn’t suffering from any neurological or physical damages.

    It’s not only a story of what happened next, it’s a testimony from an event that changed his life.

Kenneth Hough

   “This book is a stepping stone for people who got a second chance,” said Raphael Gamble on an Amazon review.

   “An excellent read! This book came to life. I was able to see with my mind’s eye every detail just as vividly as the author described,” said an Amazon reviewer by the screenname of StarLady1021.

  The paperback book is available online at Barnes & Nobles, Amazon, Target, Books-A-Million, and IndieBound. And eBooks are coming soon to all major platforms, according to the publisher.

   Hough lives in Fort Mill. He was born in 1977 and raised in North Brentwood, Md., just 11 minutes from the District of Columbia. He said he was always fascinated with taking things apart and putting things back together when he was younger. He had a career job installing elevators for 18 years.

   Known as Kenny Keys by his peers, Hough was a local producer on the underground music scene and a musician that played keyboards for bands in the DMV area, which is known as the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Northern Virginia.

   Soon, a work-related injury led to the cardiac arrest that forms the basis of his story and life-changing testimony. He wrote the book so people can have a better understanding of what some cardiac arrest victims go through, a journey that can wreck them mentally and physically.

The paperback copy of “2nd Chance at Life’ is available for purchase at Barnes & Nobles, Amazon, Target, Books-a-Million and IndieBound.

Greg "Ricky Bobby" Rickabaugh has lived in the Fort Mill and York County community since 2006. He has covered the area while a reporter for The Charlotte Observer and a freelance writer for The Fort Mill...