(Please come back to check out for updates and look out for photos...most information is in the updates. P.S., It says it is for Lisa Taylor, that is my mother and she is just acting beneficiary :)
So, it says to tell my story, describe who I am, and tell who I am raising money for. Well, for once I am doing something for myself(with a bit of encouragement). I may be sitting here in tears as I do it, but I'm doing it. This is so hard for me to do. I am not one to ask for help.... but I have never been in this situation. Here goes nothing...
I am a 38 yr old single mother of an amazing 17 yr old son who is my world. Due to issues with my son and chronic pain/medical issues, I had to stop working around 8 years or so back. I know what it's like to be down, out and to have nothing. To lose everything you worked hard for. Then with the chronic pain/medical issues came chronic illness. For the last 3-5 yrs I was sick and it just got worse. It took a grand mal seizure and partial loss of the use of my right leg to discover I have a rare form of brain cancer. It's called Oligodendroglioma and I have grade 2, which is slow growing. This would explain why I haven't been well for so long and now I have the fight of my life ahead of me.
I am going to get straight to the point. I am in need of Rick Simpson oil/RSO, which is a highly concentrated form of medicinal cannabis. I encourage everyone to please read the article posted. I am not here to debate the outcome, cost or the healing effects. I am here for treatment and treatment purposes alone. http://phoenixtears.ca/.
Now with that out of the way(lol), this is something very important to me and something I very much believe in. I don't just believe in it, it helps me and I am afraid to go my entire treatment without it...forced to take chemicals for pain relief etc. The RSO helps me with the symptoms of the radiation and chemotherapy I am having to go through now and for at least the next year, maybe longer. It has been known to completely shrink tumors.... it helps my sleep, appetite, and pain. I have already been in chronic pain for many years and now with this cancer, I am struggling. The hardest part of obtaining the RSO is the cost, and why I am here.... part of why I am so pro cannabis. It can cost upwards to $1000.00 an ounce, yet all the chemical pain relievers that are slowly killing my body are free.
I have nothing to hide... Since I haven't been able to work, denied ODSP twice, and now live off of less than $620.00 a month... I am currently awaiting the most recent ODSP application status, but even if I was approved, there's still prescriptions, many other costs and unfortunately the RSO or any highly concentrated medicinal cannabis that helps doesn't come cheap.
When you're this sick...medicinal cannabis should be first, not last on the list. If you would like to help me with the RSO, even if it's 5$, it would be greatly appreciated :D Even just sharing this means a LOT to me.
I wish you all nothing but love and light,
If you would like to know more about the brain tumor, please click http://www.macmillan.org.uk/information-and-support/brain-tumours/understanding-cancer/types-of-brain-tumour/oligodendroglioma.html.
Rick Simpson Article: The man himself
- Josie Langfield
- Lisa Taylor
- H & J Kortellos
- Janet Sanderson