There will be a segment on ABC’s 20/20 this Friday featuring families of special needs children and how medical marijuana has been used as a form of treatment for various conditions. These conditions, ranging from ADD to autism to PANDAS, usually have treatment options that use harmful medications that many time may harm a child.
One story that will be aired is the story of Mieko Hester-Perez and her son Joey. Joey was down to 46 pounds at the age of 10 and could barely move, let alone communicate. Thanks to medical marijuana, and one brave and determined mother, Joey is now 11 years old, over 90 pounds and on his way to forms of physical therapy his family never thought they would see him participate in! Check your local listings for this week’s episode of 20/20 on ABC.
For more information, please visit:
The Unconventional Foundation for Autism – www.uf4a.org
Medical Marijuana 411 – medicalmarijuana411.com
ABC’s 20/20 – https://abcnews.go.com/2020
Due to the recent murder of a Chilean woman linked to the Natalie Holloway murder, this piece has been pushed back to a later date to be announced shortly. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families and victims of all acts of violence.