In a heartfelt Instagram post, Shaun King bared his soul about his ongoing battle with occipital neuralgia.
He revealed how the condition has plunged him into the “worst pain” of his adult life.
The source of this agonizing affliction, he revealed, is a spinal injury that has haunted him for over two decades.
According to NewsOne, King shared a snapshot of himself, sporting a smile and flashing a peace sign with his fingers.
However, behind that facade of positivity lies the harsh reality he faces on a daily basis.
Shaun King Was In Clear Pain
“At times it hurts to move my head in any direction. It can hurt to talk, chew, even blink my eyes. It can now hurt to touch my hair or even touch parts of my face. It’s awful.?”
Shaun King mentioned that his doctors have identified some potential procedures to alleviate his condition.
However, his health insurance doesn’t cover them.
“I just can’t afford to do them on my own, but I damn sure refuse to stay like this… (I need donations) to help my family cover the costs of this next round of procedures and the expenses of me being off of work and unable to help much at all otherwise.”
In another Instagram post, King shared another hospital snapshot, indicating he was undergoing a new procedure on his cervical spine.
Seeking solace in prayer, King called on his followers to uplift him in their thoughts and well-wishes.
True to form, King’s supporters flooded his comments section with an outpouring of love and encouragement, reminding him that he is not alone in his struggle.
Lee Merritt, a civil rights attorney and a close friend of King’s, took to Twitter to express his concern for his suffering comrade.
In his tweet, Merritt acknowledged the predictable skepticism that tends to surround King’s social media posts.
However, he rallied his followers, urging them to extend their helping hands by donating online and easing King’s burdens.
Over the years, Shaun King has faced accusations of scamming, with skeptics wrongly asserting that he seeks personal gain through online donations.
However, as the genuine pain etched on his face demonstrates, his battle is all too real and deserving of empathy and support.