Family Fights To Save Young Son With Medical Cannabis

One family in Cape Coral wants everyone to vote “yes” on Amendment 2 to help their nine-year-old son, Gavin Lawery who suffers from Mitochondrial disease.

November 3, 2016
Written by Brittney Sanger
Gavin Lawery

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. 

Gavin Lawery

As a result of the rare cell-illness, the Florida family is ready to dump the laundry list of prescription drugs their son Gavin has to take every day and replace them with 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.

This family needs everyone to vote “yes” on Amendment 2. Not only for their son, but also for other children that are forced to use handfuls of drugs daily to make it to the next day.

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November 03, 2016 — Last Updated December 04, 2019
Written by Brittney Sanger
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