Cannabis is saving my son’s life and a Calaveras County grower is who helped me get started. My son, Robert, has intractable seizures, cerebral palsy on his left side, profound hearing loss and a number of other things all due to a stroke after his first 3-month vaccines. Within 24 hours he was having seizures and had quit breathing. They told me my 3-month-old baby had meningitis because the immunization lowered his ability to fight off infection. The doctors said he would never function like a normal child. Robert is 26 now. We have tried every medication they make to control seizures. He has been on as many as 24 pills a day. He now takes 12. Five years ago the doctors wanted to cut his brain in half.

Can you imagine as a parent how that feels? I felt hopeless. He was gaining weight from not exercising due to seizures. His kidneys were now being affected by the meds and his overall health was declining. That’s about the time I saw the CNN report on CBD and we drove eight hours to Southern California to a CBD conference where I met parents who had tried cannabis and it worked. It really worked! I can’t tell you the feelings of hope that filled that room from just a few success stories about cannabis. So many parents were there looking for the same thing, a quality of life for their child. So our cannabis journey began. Wow what a whirlwind that was, dispensaries not knowing anything, University of California, San Francisco, doctors told us to try it but couldn’t give us direction. We were on our own. Thank God I met a Calaveras grower.

He showed me the ropes and showed me how to grow Robert’s meds. He gave me meds for Robert at no charge. He took this cannabis journey with us and helped change Robert’s life for the better. I’m so thrilled to report that Robert is down to 12 pills per day, three to four seizures per week (from multiple daily) and has a genuine quality of life. His kidney function is back to normal and he’s walking around again. He wants to participate.

God doesn’t make mistakes. His plant, cannabis, is saving my son. I look forward to Robert’s future now. I want to scream it from the rooftops. Cannabis is saving my sons life! He is one happy guy.

Shelley Trotter

Valley Springs

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