Monday, May 12, 2014
A Dinner Invitation for Realm of Caring and Access to Cannabis with Updated Links!
OK, folks. You asked, and I'm here to deliver. Each of you has been a part of this very long and crazy journey to find something, anything, to help Sophie's seizures. Many of you have been reading this blog when I began what I then jokingly referred to as my Drug Mule days -- the beginnings of my research and then slow process of obtaining cannabis for Sophie. I know most, if not all, of you held your breath when we were one of the fortunate few families to obtain Charlotte's Web, and all (well, maybe not all because I know there are many dubious neurologists out there!) of you rejoiced when Sophie's seizures began to diminish and then completely stopped for weeks at a time.
Realm of Caring is the non-profit foundation, headed by Ray Mirzabegian and a myriad of volunteers, who have made this all possible -- for Sophie and for the few (very few) others who had the great good fortune to see success with Charlotte's Web. Did you know that there are currently over 800 families on Realm of Caring's waiting list. That's right. 800 families are literally waiting for possible seizure freedom and, in some cases, it's a matter of life or death. Even this past weekend, a young girl whose parents were instrumental in getting the conservative Wisconsin legislature to pass a bill making medical marijuana legal, died in her sleep, and this is happening all over the country.
Here's what you can do. You can click on this link and either buy a ticket to the upcoming fundraiser or make a donation. The purchase of your tickets and any donation are tax-deductible and will help fund a Charlotte's web grow which will provide medicinal oil to 800 children currently on the California waiting list and give them an opportunity to grow, improve and enjoy their lives as well as their families.
Here's the link again:
Here's a link to make a donation of any kind to Realm of Caring.
Do it, please -- any amount. Do it for Sophie and the hundreds of children like her.
And please let me know if you buy a ticket and plan on coming to the event, because we for sure can sit together!