In 2015, just after my son Matthew’s 16th birthday, my family and I were notified that he had been diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. This was a crippling blow. It’s still hard to put into words just how starkly this affected our day to day lives. For months on end we watched chemotherapy destroy my son’s body. Cell by cell, round after round of chemotherapy, we stood by, completely unable to ease his tensions or alleviate his pain. Matthew underwent six full cycles of chemotherapy. Throughout this ordeal, he watched his aunt pass away from cancer. There was no silver lining for a boy who had to watch another family member suffer from cancer and come up short in her battle against it.
Although the chemotherapy saved his life, it forced his health to spiral out of control. Depression, anxiety, and a whole host of other mental illnesses flowed to the forefront. Generally a happy child, the weight of his illness and treatment allowed other afflictions to manifest. This went on for months on end.
In January of 2017, we were introduced to a possible remedy for his ailments. There had been countless testimonials and reports that CBD treatment would help offset the depression, anxiety, and general suicidal thoughts my son was left with. After studying the products and the company, we decided to give it a shot. Why not? Nothing else was helping and I would chase every lead given to me to help him. After a week of taking the CBD we noticed Matthew had finally slept through the whole night. This became a common theme throughout the next few weeks.