Jeffrey Shaun King lifted up prayer hands in a recent Instagram post where he reached out to over 3 million instagram followers for some financial help.
Doctors have diagnosed King with occipital neuralgia, and the writer and activist is in need of assistance paying for the medical procedures that he said won’t be covered by his health insurance. King shared his message with an accompany a slideshow of photos of himself in the hospital.
“On most days I’m asking for help for someone else, but today I’m asking for some help for myself,” King captioned. ”As you can see, I’ve been in the hospital a lot – trying anything I can to relieve the excruciating pain I’m experiencing after a lifetime of spinal injuries.”
According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, occipital neuralgia is a rare neurological condition involving the occipital nerves where one experiences shocking or aching pains that start from the base of the head and lead up to the scalp on either sides of the head. King told his followers the condition is “actually the worst pain I’ve experienced in my adult life. It’s so extreme that my own doctor and others that have...
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