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Benefit event for afflicted North Warren teen set for Sunday

Checking donors in at the Cut-A-Thon for RSD Dec. 7 in Warrensburg are (left to right): John Riley, Dylan Nicholson and Timothy Lucid, who is a North Warren student stricken with Reflex Sympathetic Disorder, an autoimmune condition that causes episodes of extreme, nearly unbearable pain.

Checking donors in at the Cut-A-Thon for RSD Dec. 7 in Warrensburg are (left to right): John Riley, Dylan Nicholson and Timothy Lucid, who is a North Warren student stricken with Reflex Sympathetic Disorder, an autoimmune condition that causes episodes of extreme, nearly unbearable pain. Photo by Thom Randall.

—  A fundraiser to help with medical expenses of 13-year-old North Warren student Timothy Lucid is planned for Sunday, March 23 at the Horicon Fire Department.

The event, to be held from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., features a spaghetti dinner, an extensive raffle, and musical entertainment.

Timothy is enduring a nerve disorder known as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, which triggers excruciating pain.

Considered an outstanding student at North Warren Central School, Timothy has conducted several fundraisers to bankroll research into a cure for RSD and Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, both neuropathic autoimmune disorders that cause episodes of nearly unbearable pain. These benefits also raised money to help patients afflicted with the diseases.

This March 23 event, organized by friends of the Lucid family, is to help Timothy’s parents pay expenses for his travel to out-of-state medical specialists for treatment, as well as medical bills that are not fully covered by other sources. The event was originally planned to be held at Dynamite Hill but has been moved to the Horicon firehouse to accommodate more people.

Local singer-songwriter Steven L. Smith of Brant Lake, who has recorded music with Nashville stars, will be performing. The benefit also features face painting and a bounce house for children.

Other activities include a basket raffle with more than 100 items donated by area businesses. A spaghetti dinner will also be held, the cost of which will be $8 for adults, $5 for children, and $20 for a family of four. Stewarts Shops has donated ice cream for the brownie sundaes for dessert.

Family friends Erika Smith and Adrianna Curran have planned the event with help from Sarah Hayes. For more information, contact Hayes at 932-1591.

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