A mother is creating plenty of buzz online after Callie Blackwell said that she gave her son, Deryn, cannabis to help ease his cancer symptoms. Instead of simply easing Deryn's cancer symptoms, the cannabis concoction is being credited by Blackwell with helping her son make a miraculous recovery -- although Callie doesn't call cannabis a "cancer cure" in and of itself. The book titled The Boy in 7 Billion by Callie Blackwell is set to be published on April 6 and is currently in pre-order status on Amazon. However, Callie and Deryn can be seen in the below video speaking about their journey in using cannabis for Deryn.
According to the Mirror, Callie expected her son Deryn to die from the ravages of cancer. Deryn had experienced a tremendous amount of pain from the results of cancer, which had been treated with many rounds of chemotherapy and radiotherapy. He couldn't eat and was addicted to morphine due to its painkilling properties, and all his hair was gone. Bone marrow transplants had failed to work for Deryn.
The situation was dire after Callie's son had fought a rare form of cancer for four years. The 37-year-old Callie described celebrating her then 14-year-old son's birthday in a hospital. When Deryn's situation looked impossible, Callie and her husband Simon decided to give Deryn cannabis in a last-ditch effort to help relieve anxiety and pain. The couple cooked the cannabis in their pressure cooker, and Callie put a bit of it in Deryn's mouth.