Meet Abel Mcbride a two year old Pilot Rock, Oregon boy suffering from a Wilms’ Tumor (nephroblastoma), a cancer of the kidneys that characteristically occurs in children, rarely in adults. Approximately 500 cases of Wilms’ Tumor are diagnosed in the U.S. annually. This child has had to experience a nephrectomy (kidney removal) due to the size of the tumor. After this procedure was completed, it was decided that he would still undergo intensive Chemotherapy and Radiation at Randall Children’s Hospital in Portland, OR.
His mother Danielle McBride, 26, and father, Andy McBride, 28 were inspired by the story of Brave Mykayla Comstock, the seven year old Oregon girl who uses Medical Cannabis to treat the side effects of Chemotherapy that she must undergo for Leukemia, and to fight the Leukemia itself. Mykayla’s mother and father have personally worked with Abel’s family to help them get his OMMP registration completed and assisted in starting his Medical Cannabis treatment.
Here is a statement from Danielle Mcbride, Pilot Rock, OR
“I am so happy to finally be able to announce that my sweet baby boy is using cannabis to fight the side effects of chemo & radiation AND to ensure that he doesn’t grow any new tumors! This medicine has helped him tremendously. Before he was getting this medicine he was constantly throwing up, he wouldn’t eat, he was very lethargic & cranky… now he’s eating, he’s keeping his food down, he’s gaining weight & anyone who has been around him knows how absolutely happy he is.
All of this has been possible with cannabis. With all the poisons being pumped into his body it worries me… but I know cannabis is helping him heal. Many of you may not know, but cannabis kills cancer cells. Lots of kids with his diagnosis relapse, I’ve seen it so many times… but I know, with this, my son is going to remain cancer free! & I am so thankful to Brave Mykayla & Brave Family for sharing their story with the world & introducing us to this life saving medicine.
Months & months ago before Abel was diagnosed, I followed Mykayla’s story & saw how amazing this plant worked for her. I told myself, never realizing it would ever happen, that if my children ever got cancer, I would do the same thing for them that Erin does for her daughter. & I can’t thank her enough for the inspiration & the help she gave us to ensure that our son received this cure. My son’s health & happiness are due to this incredibly amazing family & we could never repay them for all they’ve done for us.
I hope that others will see Abel’s story, how helpful this medicine is to him & how it can kill cancer, as an inspiration to other families that are fighting this terrible fight with their children. THERE IS A CURE! Don’t be afraid to do what is best for your child. Forget all the things you’ve been told about cannabis & research it for yourself. Or just take a look at beautiful Brave Mykayla & Abel & see what this amazing medicine is doing for them.
Although there has been scientific evidence that marijuana can shrink and even kill tumors since the 1970s, and todays research proves that Cannabis possesses more than anti-neoplastic compounds. There is still much controversy surrounding the choice made by parents to treat their children’s cancers and other illnesses with Cannabis. Still, Parents are questioning the use of opiates, and other dangerous pharmaceutical medications when there is a safer alternative available.
Abel is now part of the family of children who are bringing about change in the way childhood illnesses are approached and treated; other groundbreaking pioneers are Cashy Hyde
, Mykayla Comstock
and Jayden David
. These children are leading the way and helping people realize that Marijuana is more than just “Reefer Madness,” when instead it is a versatile plant that allows children to overcome their illnesses with little to no side effects during treatment.
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