Landon Riddle was diagnosed with Leukemia at age 2 and was told by his doctors that he only had an 8-10% chance of living for more than a couple of days at most. But he’s still alive!
Landon has acute lymphocytic leukemia, or ALL, a cancer of the blood and bone marrow. It is the most common cancer in children.
“His whole chest was full of leukemia tumors, which is why he couldn’t breathe,” his mother Sierra recalls. “They started him on chemo but told us that he probably wasn’t going to make it.”
After two months of Chemotherapy, Landon became very sick and couldn’t eat. He was vomiting up to 50 times a day, and the doctors eventually lost hope, seeing no other solution than Chemotherapy.
Landon’s grandmother suggested that her daughter Sierra look into cannabis oil treatment.
“We discussed all of our concerns with his medical team in Utah and watched Landon continue to suffer and wither away as the piled on drug after drug,” Sierra said. “Then my mother came across cannabis oil online.”
The family then left state of Utah for Colorado, where cannabis oil treatment is legal. In just days, Landon began vomiting less and less each day and finally began to eat.
Once the doses started, “Landon’s (red and white blood cell) counts increased dramatically,” Sierra told CNN.
“Our hearts were filled with joy that cannabis brought back the smile to Landon’s face,” Sierra wrote on her blog during his treatment. “Landon started getting better and better! It was as if a miracle had happened! He was smiling again and started to eat again … It is atrocious that anyone on the planet would be charged for choosing cannabis over pharmaceuticals … Don’t waste time making sure every other pharmaceutical does more harm than good. If it feels wrong in your gut, it’s probably wrong.”
In 2014 Sierra and Landon became the center of a full-on battle with doctors. Landon’s mother said his condition has improved so much following treatment with medical marijuana that chemotherapy isn’t needed. But the Children’s Hospital of Colorado disagreed.
The stance of most hospitals and physicians is that while marijuana may help with symptoms, it is not proven to fight cancer. Despite this fact, Sierra has kept her son chemo free and his leukemia is in remission still.
We hope he continues to remain cancer-free.