This month we’re celebrating freedom! Freedom from past struggles, freedom from pain, a mind free from suffering and the freedom to use cannabis. However, these freedoms do not come without a price and we thought no way to better honor those that make these freedoms possible than giving one the spotlight! We sat down with a long time Realm of Caring Client, Trevon Ferguson to chat about all things CBD and freedom.
Trevon “Sundiata Imhotep” Ferguson is a proud US Army veteran who resides in Grand Prairie, TX. In 1996 during his service in active military duty, Trevon was injured in a humvee accident. He suffered a traumatic brain injury which resulted in seizures, migraines, PTSD, and depression, anxiety and chronic pain for the last 24 years. In 2013, Trevon had a work accident which resulted in the amputation of fingers and significant injury to his left arm. Regardless of his own challenges, Trevon has always had a relentless desire to help others, thus leading to him working consistently to overcome these challenges and become a speaker and author.
Trevon’s message is “purpose.” He is also a husband, father of 9 and grandfather of 4.
ROC: When did you first try CBD as treatment?
TF: I was on 5 medications for epilepsy and I was getting worse, having more seizures. Once I decided suicide was no longer an option, I started looking into cannabis as my next option.
ROC: What products do you use that you’ve found relief from?
TF: Charlotte’s Web: Sleep & Recovery Gummies, Original Formula Drops, Mint & Lavender Roll-on, CBD Infused Balm.
ROC: How has cannabis improved your quality of life?
TF: The reduction in seizures has allowed me to regain my independence, thus giving my wife and children their freedoms back. I can now participate in sporting endurance activities, relief from daily headaches and overall reduction in chronic pain.
ROC: What’s one piece of advice you’d give to someone trying cannabis medicinally for the first time?
TF: Be open to a different tool.
ROC: What’s one thing you wish people didn’t assume about cannabis users?
TF: That all we do is get high.
ROC: How have we aided in your healing journey?
TF: By facilitating the provision of Charlotte’s Web products to the Adaptive Training Foundation, Realm of Caring provided a tool that gave me options. The Realm of Caring has also afforded me the opportunity to share my story on their platforms, as a result it’s allowed me to not only heal emotionally but also to be a voice of hope for others.
ROC: How you would describe the Realm of Caring using one word?
TF: Family, tribe, team. We’re a group of people collectively working to help improve the quality of life of people struggling with unique challenges.
A huge thank you to Trevon for sharing his story! Trevon has set an incredible goal for himself this year, he is competing in 23 Spartan Races and hiking the 170-mile Tahoe Rim Trail. You can follow along and contribute to his fundraising efforts by visiting his Instagram.