In one of the most desperate of times, an Australian father, Adam Koessler, did what any loving parent would do – find a cure or at least a medicine that would alleviate the condition of his child – no matter how far-fetched or in this case, illegal, it might seem. His search eventually led him to cannabis oil, a highly concentrated form of marijuana.
Though modern medicine is still at loggerheads with the marijuana advocates, multiple reports suggest that the drug works wonders, even if the patient is a minor. For diseases that have no known effective cure in the medical journals, marijuana has been claimed to work quite well. Perhaps inspired by such reports, Adam defied Australia’s legal system, which prohibits any use of marijuana, by administering cannabis oil to his daughter.
Adam’s 2-year-old daughter, Rumer, is suffering from stage 4 neuroblastoma, a highly severe form of cancer that harms the digestive system along with other functions of the body. Neuroblastoma is a cancer that develops in the nerve tissue of the adrenal glands, neck, chest, or spinal cord. Stage 4 is the most severe kind, and means the tumor has spread to lymph nodes or other parts of the body.
Within a few short days of administering cannabis oil by mixing it with coconut and having Rumer ingest it orally via her food, there were remarkable improvements in the toddler, said the father.
“Her cancer-ridden little body was alive again – Rumer had almost instant quality of life. She would say, ‘Daddy, tummy’s not sore’ and she would be able to eat like a champion and began to gain weight. Her energy was up and she wanted to go outside with me instead of lay on her back with her legs curled up. Her skin color came back, her eyes were sparkling again, and we just looked at each other in complete amazement.”
However, the Australian authorities have not taken kindly to the news that a father has been administering cannabis oil to an infant. Australian authorities still believe that marijuana is classified as one of the most dangerous drugs and therefore shouldn’t to be administered to even the sickest children. While several U.S. states have legalized medical marijuana, there is no law in Australia that allows for medical use of cannabis, and the drug is still placed in the most restricted category of drugs, next to heroin.
Since the start of this year, Australian authorities have barred Adam from seeing or meeting his daughter. The brave father, though, defied the authorities to meet his daughter, who is back at the hospital.
Remarkably, though it is yet to be confirmed, it is believed the police refused to separate the father from his daughter and allowed the two to spend some time together, before arresting him again.
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