Todd Krampitz

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Todd Krampitz (May 23, 1972 April 20, 2005) was a photographer who owned TK Images, a digital photography company.

Photographer person who takes photographs

A photographer is a person who makes photographs.

Digital photography Photography with a digital camera

Digital photography uses cameras containing arrays of electronic photodetectors to capture images focused by a lens, as opposed to an exposure on photographic film. The captured images are digitized and stored as a computer file ready for further digital processing, viewing, electronic publishing, or digital printing.

Growing up in Southeast Houston, he attended Moore Elementary School, Thompson Intermediate School and J. Frank Dobie High School. Todd was married to Julie Krampitz. On August 12, 2004, he underwent a successful liver transplant at the Methodist Hospital in Houston. His family used a unique approach in trying to obtain a donor. They leased two billboards on busy thoroughfares in Houston that read "I Need A Liver. Please Help Save My Life." A website identified on the billboard then provided details of his situation. The space was donated by Clear Chanel Outdoor.

Houston City in Texas, United States

Houston is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Texas, fourth most populous city in the United States, as well as the sixth most populous in North America, with an estimated 2018 population of 2,325,502. Located in Southeast Texas near Galveston Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, it is the seat of Harris County and the principal city of the Greater Houston metropolitan area, which is the fifth most populous metropolitan statistical area in the United States and the second most populous in Texas after the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, with a population of 6,997,384 in 2018.

Krampitz died peacefully on April 20, 2005. The exact cause of death is not yet clear. The Krampitz family now sponsors The Todd Krampitz Foundation , which raises money and awareness for organ and tissue donations.

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