Rylie Maedler from Delaware has been taking cannabis oil for 6 years after being diagnosed with a rare condition. She was diagnosed with granuloma after seeing her face starting to grow.
“In second grade, my face started to grow and it was getting bigger, and my mom decided to take me to the hospital,”. “I was just so uncomfortable. Seeing my face in the mirror made me really sad.”
Rylie suffers with giant cell granuloma, causes seizures and makes painful tumors grow on her jaw. She’s struggled with that condition for half her life, but things have gotten much easier over the last five years thanks to medical marijuana.
To start with her mother didn’t know how to help her little girl and began researching online where she found that cannabis oil could help manage pain and maybe eliminate seizures. Although at the time it was illegal to administer oil to children
“I was so scared,” Maedler said. “Any time you give your child any kind of new prescription, you’re scared, because you’re looking for those side effects.”
After using the cannabis oil her tumors shrank and seizures stopped.
“Cannabis oil made me feel so much better,” said Rylie.
Rylie is now battling to bring Cannabis oil to other children, she has already managed to help passing three laws, firstly for children to be administered medical marijuana, secondly to enable children to use the drug at school and thirdly to add autism to the qualifying conditions.
“It was illegal when my mom gave me cannabis,” Rylie said. “It made me feel so much better and I didn’t understand why other kids couldn’t have it, so I wanted to help those kids.”
Rylie also has a non-profit Rylie’s Smile Foundation to help families obtain medical marijuana without financial burden.
“I want to give them medicine that is good quality and also affordable,” Rylie said.
Source – Inside Edition
Image – Rylie’s Sunshine Foundation