Pennington County Sheriff’s Office hosting fundraiser for officer battling rare disorder

RAPID CITY — The Pennington County Sheriff’s Office is hosting a fundraiser for Keith Fenner on Thursday, Feb 7 from 11-1 p.m. at the Public Safety Building at 300 Kansas City St.

Fenner is a correctional officer battling Guillain-Barre syndrome, and has been hospitalized since January 18. Guillain-Barre syndrome is a rare autoimmune disorder that attacks the nervous system. Many patients recover from the syndrome, but it can take months or years of physical therapy to achieve a full recovery.

The fundraiser includes a walking taco and bake sale, and all funds raised at the event will be matched up to $2,500 by Andy Bartling of Modern Woodmen. Additional contributions can be made to the Keith Fenner Benefit Account at any Black Hills Federal Credit Union location.

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