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#RaisetheRealm 48 HOURS LEFT to $70K

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Jason is a retired Army Veteran who has been deployed overseas several times. He suffered a traumatic brain injury in a bombing and has since dealt with depression, anxiety, PTSD and severe pain.

VA doctors were quick to heavily sedate him with an army of pharmaceutical drugs including medications for pain, depression, and anxiety. Once these pills took effect, Jason started gaining a lot of weight, his anger increased, and his self-esteem drastically decreased. He then started getting angry at the man he had become. He felt trapped like he had no way out. He thought, “Why wasn’t I being supported in my recovery?”  

Jason called himself “a mess”.  He was forced to stay on the medications from the VA because if he didn’t refill them each month he was at risk of losing his VA benefits. On more than one occasion, suicidal thoughts plagued him. He had no interest in life. He didn’t see the point in living such a miserable existence.

Jason’s anger was out of control. He didn’t enjoy being around his child or his (ex) wife. He would tower over his toddler on purpose, instead of kneeling down to their eye level.  Jason yelled all of the time, his child was scared, and his wife at that time decided to walk away. He moved in with his brother-in-arms Noah at that point and completely isolated himself. He wouldn’t join Noah and his family for dinner, instead, he would eat alone upstairs in his room and sulk.

Jason turned to alcohol to deal with his emotions and combined with his pharmaceutical medications, it was a nasty cocktail.  This started his downward spiral all the way to rock bottom.

Jason has always known about cannabis but it was never an option for him while serving active duty. On top of that, he was frequently drug tested as active duty and as a Veteran because he was prescribed opiates.

Since using cannabis Jason can manage all of his symptoms and his mental health is stable. He was able to decrease his pharmaceutical medications and stop a lot of his medications altogether.

He points out that he is never “high”. He likes to medicate before heading to the gym for his morning workouts. Cannabis helps relieve his anxiety and decrease his pain so his workouts are more effective. He is more loveable, calm, and overall happy.  Jason now enjoys being with his children and is happily re-married.

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Client Spotlight: Ciara

Miss Ciara has had seizure’s since birth, she has a CP diagnosis, a seizure disorder, microcepholoptomy and recently was re-diagnosed with LGS – Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome… we have faced challenges since the beginning and given no hope or encouragement of healing they just painted a glim picture… But I told them her life will be what we make of it & I am doing my best to give her the best life she can have with the challenges we face. When I heard about the Marijuana – CBD- Hemp Oils helping with seizures, I was excited and filled with hope, especially after reading testimony after testimony of it working for all these kids just like my Ciara… Since the first dose, the first day I have been seeing a huge reduction of seizures, like almost obsolete! Seen an increase in her keeping her eyes open, seeing her happier and laughing. Seeing her kick her legs with excitement. It is a true God given gift what God has given us in this plant. It’s time to debunk the myths, time to end the prohibition on Marijuana…. for my Ciara, and for all those like her & others facing/dealing with other situations in their lives. I am thankful for this CW Everyday Advanced, it is the miracle we have been waiting a lifetime for.

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Man With Cerebral Palsy On A Mission

“I am a 24-year-old male with Cerebral Palsy, and I believe certain properties of the cannabis plant help with spasticity, but I would like to do more research having to do with the brain, specifically the brains of people with CP. Unless we remove marijuana from the Schedule 1 Controlled Substance list, we cannot do this research effectively.”

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#RaisetheRealm 24 HOURS Left to Raise $70K

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Ezra’s story is an incredible one, to say the least. This little boy has been through more than most adults will ever imagine in a lifetime. Ezra suffers from a variety of different conditions starting with seizures from a rare disorder called Lennox Gastaut Syndrome (LGS).  He also has dystonia, chronic pain, muscle spasms, chronically dislocated hips, osteopenia, bilateral amblyopia, scoliosis, possible metabolic disorder, gastroparesis, GERD, and multiple food allergies.

His seizure disorder began just a few days after birth and the subsequent conditions are the result of a variety of reactions over time. Ezra has undergone many surgeries including a feeding tube placement when he was only 2 years old.  During that time samples were taken from his liver, thigh muscle, and skin to test for a mitochondrial disorder.

Over the years, Ezra has been on more than 40 different prescription drugs ranging from seizure medications to heavy duty pain medications such as fentanyl patches, morphine, ketamine, muscle relaxers, and the list goes on.

For such a young, fragile body how could any of these pharmaceuticals be a healthy option?  His organs were failing from all of the harsh and toxic chemicals. His family knew it was time for a change.

Like many families in this Raise the Realm project, Ezra’s family moved to Colorado Springs in July 2013 from Boiling Springs, South Carolina to get safe and legal access to medical cannabis. Ezra’s mom says, “It was a no-brainer to try a natural healing route to allow his body to learn to function and thrive as God intended.”

Since 2013, Ezra has definitely been thriving from cannabis therapies!  He uses cannabis oil made with a combination of high THC and low CBD and this has given him a 90% reduction in seizures. Wait, there is more because Ezra’s list of benefits continues to grow each day. Cannabis also keeps his chronic pain manageable, is improving his bone density, healing his gut and minimizing his reflux, improving his vision, and reducing his muscle spasms by 98%.

This medicine is providing amazing mental clarity allowing Ezra to express himself with the use of an eye gaze communication device. He continues to learn several concepts which correlate to those of his peers. He has been able to develop a system of communication with his family members when a communication device is not available. Eye contact, smiling, and nonverbal communication are things that were not possible before cannabis therapy. When we asked Ezra’s mom, Marisa, does she have anything to add? “Cannabis is lifesaving medicine!” she exclaims.

Ezra uses a combination of THC and CBD oil, cannabis leaf juice, rosin, rescue vaping or nasal spray, and homemade topicals. It took a couple of years to find the perfect concoction, but Ezra is doing better than ever. He continues to grow and develop and his body is healing after the use of the pharmaceuticals. At one point he was in hospice care, and now he exudes radiant health!

Ezra is age 6, his older brother Noah age 9, Odin is 2 and baby girl Selah age 7 months.

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Client Spotlight: Patricia

At the urging of my oldest daughter, I purchased Charlotte’s Web 1 oz, 200mg bottle of hemp oil. When I was 28 (1988), I came down with CFIDS/Fibromyalgia. The first 7 years I was bedridden. I slowly improved, but I’ve never enjoyed good health since then. I stopped driving about 5-6 years ago due to severe brain fog. Bodily pain varies; what afflicted me most has been frequent migraines, severe fatigue, a definite feeling of malaise, light and sound sensitivity (so bad I had to quit going to church and other functions); the list goes on and on. Due to some swelling, I couldn’t walk from the pain for over 2 years. On ‘good days’ I’d try to go for nightly walks but usually had to turn back after just walking past 3 or 4 houses. It wasn’t fun; living in the dark and trying to find fulfillment doing basically nothing. I started taking the hemp oil six days ago: half a dropper full twice daily. I cannot even begin to tell you the improvement I’ve seen in that short time!! I feel mentally alert again. I no longer have that deathly morbid fatigue. My mood is …dare I say it… almost happy! Things that I had to force myself to do I now do naturally and without thought. And best of all….I have taken 1 mile walks every day since taking it with absolutely no problem!!!!! Smiling, no pain, no fatigue, for the first time in many years!! No way could any placebo effect cause this. I have tried so many things with sometimes disastrous results, and to tell the truth, had resigned myself to a lifetime of misery…It is awesome feeling like my old self after over 28 years.

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Client Spotlight: Wesley

“My son who is nine with Autism has been taking your oil for three weeks now. The results have been amazing. Thank you for giving us back our life. Especially HIS.”
-Debra and Wesley

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Breaking Ground with the Stanley Brothers

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Listen to Breaking Ground with the Stanley Brothers debut episode with CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta on Apple podcasts or wherever you listen. With the Stanley Brothers, Sanjay talks cannabis, the opioid crisis, why whole plant medicine matters, and a bold letter he wrote to Jeff Sessions and the Trump Administration. Listen here: bit.ly/BGwSB

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Client Spotlight: Hyrum

Hyrum used to have 15 or more seizures a day. Doctors tried more than 10 pharmaceuticals to try to get them to stop. Sometimes he was on up to 6 meds at a time, that made little difference to his seizure control. We were at a dead end. We just had to live with watching him seize multiple times a day, every day.

In October 2014, Hyrum had so many back to back seizures that he had to be placed in an induced coma to give his brain some rest before it just completely shut down. He was in the hospital for 3 months.

That’s when Hyrum’s mom decided enough was enough. She consulted with Hyrum’s neurologist and he helped her with information and dosing of CBD oil.

Today, Hyrum has only had 2 seizures in 3 years. He has been weened off most of his pharmaceutical drugs and he has come a long way from being so lethargic from the combination of medicines and uncontrollable seizures that he couldn’t hold his head on his own or stay awake for more than 2 hours at a time. Today Hyrum rarely takes naps and is happy, attentive, and very socially interactive. He is learning how to use a communication tablet and enjoys going to school.

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Client Spotlight: Devin

To many, this is just a kid on a bike. Simple, right?

I can remember a boy who used to be terrified to leave the house, who couldn’t go to the bathroom by himself, had fits of rage and had so many seizures every day that he couldn’t finish a sentence. I can remember the day he decided to get on a swing. It was just one week after we started to use CBD. It was like meeting our kid for the first time. Just playing a game or drawing a straight line at 7 yrs old was impossible. It devastates parents and families as well…deeply.

The start of this young man’s life has been very difficult to put it lightly. Although he still deals with some of these things on a much smaller level, he now gets to feel like a normal kid.

I was just standing at the end of the street today, waiting for him to ride back when it hit me. I was overcome with gratitude for so many reasons. But mostly I just wanted to share what I now am certain of. CBD and many medical cannabis-based medicines change lives. It’s hard to impress upon you just how much I mean.

Devin used to drool and wear a helmet because he was on so many drugs that didn’t work. It made him so much worse.

Look at him! It’s not a miracle. It’s ignorance and stigma lifted off of our medical world. It’s beautiful.

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We Were Recently Featured on Dateline

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“I saw life….” Watch as Former NFL Player, Eugene Monroe, describes his visit to Realm of Caring headquarters in Colorado Springs in his recent interview with Dateline NBC and their feature story “Growing Hope”.