When Josh and Tracy Ryan discovered their daughter had a tumor, they turned to medical marijuana. Here is their story
Here is a fascinating clip from a National Geographic documentary ‘Cannabis for kids’, which explored the stories of various sick children whose parents turned to marijuana therapy to help them overcome their illnesses.
Here we meet Sophie, who was a typical eight-month-old girl until the day her eye began twitching. An MRI showed that she had an optic pathway glioma brain tumor. Given how young she was, the only option was to begin chemotherapy, but Sophie’s parents Tracy and Josh were skeptical. They were told that the tumor would probably shrink only slightly, so they began researching other ways of saving their daughter.
After some friends suggested cannabis oil, Tracy’s first thought was: “There is no way I am giving my child weed,” but Sophie’s doctor was supportive about the family giving it a go.