The effects that medical marijuana has on a person with Cerebral Palsy. Note the before and after, quite a difference!
Rachael Garner, 33, fed her daughter Nettie Raenetta — who suffers with cerebral palsy and epilepsy — cannabis oil after she fell ill will pneumonia and doctors said she would die.
The mother of a toddler who was sent home from hospital to die claims her daughter is now making a miraculous recovery thanks to CANNABIS.
Mom Rachael Garner, 33, was told by doctors that her daughter Nettie Raenetta — who suffers with cerebral palsy and epilepsy — had just a few days to live after she fell ill with pneumonia.
But in a desperate act to save her daughter’s life, Rachael resorted to feeding her cannabis oil after reading articles and medical journals which described the controversial drug as a cure.
And to the astonishment of doctors, Rachael, a qualified pharmacy technician, claims the 19-month-old toddler has made a remarkable recovery just one month after she was told she would die.
Mom-of-four Rachael, from Pensacola, Fla., said: “I was in such disbelief when doctors gave me the news that there was simply nothing left that they could do to save my daughter’s life.
“The general consensus among the staff caring for her was that she should go home with hospice services to die peacefully.
“I couldn’t believe it. They didn’t even give her a chance.
“I knew cannabis had helped others and after doing some research myself, I was convinced that this treatment would not only be the best option, but the safest.
“It was just days after I gave her the cannabis treatment that her color came back, it was like she woke up.
“It made such a drastic change, the expression of happiness on her face was astounding.”
Nettie was born with severe Hydrocephalus — a rare genetic brain disorder which caused her head to swell with massive water instead of brain tissue.
Remarkably, other than an underdeveloped brain, Nettie was born at full term and was otherwise a completely healthy new born.
However, Nettie’s lack of brain matter posed major health risks and within weeks she was stricken by a catalogue of major disorders including epilepsy, cerebral palsy, developmental delay and partial blindness and paralysis.
From that point, Nettie has suffered from five different types of violent seizures and at times has been totally dependent on a life support machine to keep her alive.
Her condition is so unpredictable and rare that the only treatment available involves using high doses of anti-epilepsy drugs to keep the seizures at bay.
Rachael said: “With Nettie, her care is so particular that it is almost impossible to find someone qualified and comfortable to care for her and to be able to afford it.
“I’d heard about the medical properties of cannabis oil, but I live in a state where the plant is outlawed, prohibited and demonized.
“Many are putting forth effort to fight and change the laws but Nettie could not wait any longer.”
It wasn’t until Rachael had given up all hope that she decided to get in touch with Stephen Carmen of Carmen CBD Oils, a cancer and epilepsy treatment foundation which helps families that can’t afford medicine to obtain free cannabis oils.
Rachael was supplied with cannabidiol (CBD), a compound in cannabis that has 0% tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) — the psychoactive compound in marijuana — and Nettie was given her first dose on July 2nd.
Since then, Rachael claims that the toddler’s seizures have stopped entirely and she is even able to hold the weight of her own head.
Rachael said: “There is no doubt in my mind Nettie would be dead today if it wasn’t for Carmen CBD Oils reaching out to me to help.
“She is grabbing, playing and even interacting with moaning and coos, which is incredible.
“We have a long way to go, but I’m willing and she is still fighting.”
Dr. Bonni Goldstein, medical director at Canna-Centers a medical practice dedicated to educating patients on the use of Cannabis for serious and chronic medical conditions, said: “In my six years as a medical cannabis physician, I have witnessed incredible results with many of my patients.
“I have seen cannabis treatment help patients with multiple sclerosis, cancer, epilepsy, chronic and severe pain conditions — the list goes on.
“Most of my patients have tried conventional treatment and have not responded or have found that the side effects are intolerable or both.
“Patients sharing information on the Internet who have not found effective treatment with conventional therapies are turning to medical cannabis as a real option.”
As of June 2014 Medical marijuana is reportedly legal in 23 US states.
In Florida, a bill known as the “Charlotte’s Web Medical Hemp Act 2014” was signed and passed on June 16, allowing patients to use a strain of the drug to treat conditions such as epilepsy, Lou Gehrig’s Disease and cancer.
The bill was named after Colorado girl, Charlotte Figi, 7, who suffers from a rare form of epilepsy called Dravet syndrome. Her parents are reported to be successfully treating her debilitating seizures with a strain of high-CBD, low-THC medical cannabis, called Charlotte’s web.