Pubdate: Sat, 25 Oct 2014
Source: Tampa Tribune (FL)
Copyright: 2014 The Tribune Co.
Author: Diana C. Lewis


I am writing in response to the article in the Tribune Oct. 11 about
Christopher Cano ('Candidate took risks for dad's medical pot,' Metro).

Hurray to Chris for having the courage to do something for his father
to ease his pain. I also did this in Connecticut for my 16-year-old
son, who had Ewing's sarcoma (a form of bone cancer). At that time
they had THC in pill form but would not give it to him because he was
younger than 18 years of age.

After reading an article in a newspaper that stated pot would help, I
went out and bought some for him. It helped his nausea, chemo,
radiation, pain and lack of appetite. He had gone from 180 pounds to
130. I was lucky that I was never caught, but the risks were well
worth it to help him.

God chose to take him four years later, but I thank that article for
my ability to ease his suffering.

Good luck from someone who knows what the decision cost Cano and his
family, as I chose to do it for love.

Diana C. Lewis

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