Chico Ryder is now 14 years old and looking to grow his campaign
Now at the age of 14 Chico is happy, healthy and living his life and looking to fund a feature length film about his experience and a music gig in Chico’s honour. This was not the case just a few years ago. Chico Ryder was 11 years old when he was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of soft tissue cancer in 2012. In 2013 he began his chemotherapy treatment. In order to combat the daily vomiting and nausea doctors in Los Angeles took to prescribing a synthetic cannabis oil to ease the side effects.
His parents, with the full support of the doctors, decided to take the medication one step further and give Chico real cannabis oil. They would inject the cannabis oil through his stomach tube. Paul Ryde, his father and Happy Mondays star, explained how surreal the experience was. He was teaching his son how to inhale cannabis vapour at one point. He stated that “It worked brilliantly, it gave him [Chico] instant relief”.
Cannabis Oil Can Combat the Side Effects of Chemotherapy
Using cannabis oil to combat the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation is constantly increasing. The government have been approving trials in order for cannabis to be medicated to fight the side effects of chemotherapy or radio treatments. Chico has given talks all over including the Product Earth Expo http://productearthexpo.com/ where we exhibited a selection of our products. It was a great event and listening to Chico’s story only made the event more meaningful.
There is still a lot of research needed to go into the use of cannabis oil to fight cancer. However, it certainly eases the side effects of chemotherapy which for most people is the most gruelling part of the treatment. Whether or not cannabis will ever be legalized in the UK. There is one undeniable fact, it has helped a lot of people deal with the side effects of chemotherapy.
Chico’s Film Campaign
Chico is now wanting you or anyone you know how believes in his fight to help him with his campaign. Chico and his family would like some help. They are trying to raise up to £25,000 to produce a feature length film. The film is primarily about the night that Paul Ryder and the rest of Happy Mondays hosted a night of music and fun for Chico.
The film is developed in order to help those who suffer with cancer and give them hope for the future. The proceeds will go towards the development of the film and to Chico’s Campaign, a charity for teenage cancer sufferers.