WALKING DEAD STAR NORMAN REEDUS RAISES MONEY FOR YOUNG CANCER PATIENTS USING MEDICAL MARIJUANA
- November 15, 2018
When it comes to the fight to cure pediatric cancer, you can guarantee the world would unite in an effort to stop this vile illness and protect innocent victims. Who better to lead a part of that fight than a gun-wielding biker who kills brain-eating zombies? Recently, Norman Reedus, best known for his role as the motorcycle-riding monster buster Darryl Dixon on The Walking Dead, is officially kickstarting his latest charity event for children who use cannabis for medical purposes. Back in 2017, Reedus raised money through the CannaKids organization to raise large sums of money for young cancer patients. Now, he had directed his attention to Saving Sophie, a group that works with adults and children suffering from epilepsy and cancer who wish to use medical marijuana for relief and healing. Let’s take a closer look and see what happened.
Fighting Pediatric Cancer
Continuing through November, the organization called Saving Sophie is going to host a fundraising raffle for a really unique award: memorabilia from The Walking Dead signed by Darryl Dixon himself, Norman Reedus. While each ticket costs $5, participants are free to donate as much money as they desire for the cause. After collecting the donations, Saving Sophie aims to use the money to help larger quantities of patients enroll in their medical marijuana research program and improve research for pediatric and adult cancer (located as an as-of-yet-undisclosed southern California university).
So how did this wonderful organization start? Some time ago, the parents of Sophie Ryan (a child who suffered from a glioma brain tumor) created a Facebook page to create awareness for her condition, ultimately attracting the attention of Ricki Lake. At the time, Lake and her friend Abby Epstein were working on Weed the People, and the filmmakers quickly introduce the Ryan’s to the healing potential of marijuana. What were the results?
We are proud to tell you that Sophie’s tumor shrunk by a staggering 90%.
More Attention, Please
Overall, medical marijuana for children is still a subject of controversy, but Norman Reedus’ efforts are bringing a more positive outlook on this alternative medicine. While marijuana is still a potentially harmful drug, some of its components could potentially help thousands of children, if Sophie’s case has proven anything.
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