A local church has scheduled a fundraiser to help raise money for one of its member’s battle with a rare medical condition.
Shannon’s Run is scheduled for Oct. 7 at Cedar Point Church, 1660 N. Lynn Riggs in Claremore.
“(Member) Shannon (Morgan) is a church member and Trigeminal Neuralgia patient, who underwent brain surgery in May,” said Tracy Morgan, Cedar Point Celebrate Recovery Pastor and husband of Shannon. “Now, she’s going to be undergoing a second surgery. Due to her condition, she’s had to step back from the Celebrate Recovery Inside Ministry to allow herself to heal — she’s had to stop going into the jails and prisons to minister, which was her passion.”
In 2016, Shannon was named the Celebrate Recovery Inside State Representative for Oklahoma. The fundraiser to benefit Shannon begins at 9:30 a.m. with a Scripture Run for $25 (a hand), $100 (for a low hand), or $250 (for a high hand). At 11:30 a.m., there will be a $10 per plate fish fry and at 2:30 p.m., the church will host a raffle and silent auction.
Trigeminal Neuralgia, also called tic douloureux, is a chronic pain condition that affects the trigeminal or 5th cranial nerve, one of the most widely distributed nerves in the head. TN is a form of neuropathic pain (pain associated with nerve injury or nerve lesion.)
The typical or "classic" form of the disorder (called "Type 1" or TN1) causes extreme, sporadic, sudden burning or shock-like facial pain that lasts anywhere from a few seconds to as long as two minutes per episode. These attacks can occur in quick succession, in volleys lasting as long as two hours. The pain experienced in the attacks can be physically and mentally incapacitating to the sufferer, according to the Mayo Clinic website.
Donations are also welcome.
For more fundraiser information, contact Johnny Cash at 918-981-0267.