Nine-year-old Gavin Lawery suffers from Mitochondrial Disease. His family in Cape Coral wants everyone to vote “yes” on Amendment 2 so he can access medical cannabis which will improve his quality of life. In the video below by NBC2, Lawery’s parents describe why their son desperately needs medical cannabis.
Mitochondrial disease attacks the “powerhouse” of the cell, also known as the mitochondria. The mitochondria generates the energy necessary to keep our bodies functioning. Without it, however, the body will deteriorate.
Gavin has a constant need for oxygen support, experiences seizures, and has a lengthy list of prescription drugs that he must take daily just to get through the day. With medical cannabis that list will become much shorter.
If we can get him on a plant-based medicine and off of some of these things that have really terrible side effects, I feel like it’s a win-win.