Shannon was 21 when she passed away unexpectedly from epilepsy on 8th September 2017.She was such a beautiful person. A true joy to be around. Everyone that knew her loved her and were devastated by the news. She was vibrant and happy, a true sweetheart who was naturally supportive of others with a depth of caring that is unfortunately very rare in today’s world. People found comfort in Shannon’s company and would often ask her for advice due to her kind and genuine nature. She was always willing to help. She was very positive and was a good influence on others.
Diagnosed with epilepsy at the age of 18 months old Shannon refused to let it dictate her life or outlook. She lived the life she loved and would not let it define her. Shannon was always naturally athletic and fell in love with dancing at a young age. She competed in and won national competitions as part of a dance group and later turned her strengths to competing in a physique competition and later powerlifting and Crossfit. She was just days away from competing in the Hampshire open.
At work Shannon excelled at jobs involving contact with people and became successful in sales, selling firstly insurance and later events membership for the famous Farnborough Airshow. She was in the prime of her life with everything to look forward to.
We would like to raise money in memory of Shannon and to help other families and individuals with epilepsy in hope of saving others from a similar situation. We know Shannon would support us and be proud of this effort. Please help us to replace some of the goodness that left the world with her.
– Rhona Rance, April 2017
To make a donation to Shannon’s memorial fund, please use the link below or visit the Just Giving page here.