Finding out that you are medically ill can be devastating, especially if the diagnosis is fatal. That’s what happened for 52-year-old Joy Smith.
Two years ago, on August of 2016, her doctors diagnosed her with an incurable stomach and bowel cancer and told Joy that she would have around six weeks left to live – with chemotherapy only delaying the inevitable.
To make matters worse, after starting her chemo treatment, the line that was used to deliver the chemotherapy into her body had to be taken out because after she developed sepsis.
Sepsis is the body’s overwhelming and life-threatening response to infection that can lead to tissue damage, organ failure, and death. Running out of time, her friends decide to research alternative cures.
After researching the benefits of cannabis oil and reading hundreds of other peoples’ personal stories of healing online, Joy’s friends decided to find somebody who could produce cannabis-based tablets. At the hospital, they handed Joy the tablet, and while she was hesitant about taking it, she figured she had nothing else to lose.
“When you’re told you have six weeks to live you’ll try anything, trust me.”
Joy and friends
But, what is cannabis oil?
Cannabis oil is a thick substance made up of cannabinoids extracted from the cannabis plant. It is commonly consumed orally and has a very distinct taste. Cannabis oil also possesses antioxidant properties which makes it useful in the treatment and prevention of a wide variety of diseases. Today, over 1.2 million people in the United States regularly use marijuana and cannabis products to treat various illness.
Top 13 suspected health benefits of cannabis oil: (1, 2, 3, 4)
- Relieves pain
- Helps control epileptic seizures
- Slows Alzheimer’s disease
- Improves heart health
- Enhances appetite
- Treats inflammatory bowel diseases
- Increases sleep longevity
- Relieves arthritis discomfort
- Reduces glaucoma
- Soothes tremors
- Relieves anxiety and stress
- Treats PTSD
- Protects brain after stroke
Joy’s Journey With C.O
Joy decided to dig up her own research and in doing so, found multiple cases of other cancer survivors who resided in the United States. These people also had cured their cancer with cannabis oil. Joy explains that she took her cannabis oil 3-5 times a week and noticed that the scans were getting better.
In August 2017, a year after her diagnosis, her doctors ran some scans, and after seeing her results, they told her that she was the luckiest woman in the world. She explains, “when they saw my scan they told me the cancer had disappeared. I’m a walking miracle!, the doctors couldn’t believe it, they call me Wonder Woman!”.
Joy really defied all expectations of her doctors. After two years of taking regular doses of cannabis oil, her once inoperable tumors are pretty much all gone. She is still taking the cannabis oil in order to clear up the last bit of cancer remaining in her stomach. However, she is very optimistic.
“I am being monitored every three months, but other than that I have no more treatment planned.”
When expressing her utter joy, Joy says that she keeps pinching herself to see if her recovery is real. “My daughter is in Australia at the minute, and when I told her she thought I was lying! Everyone around me has been amazing, I have an army behind me, and they’re all so happy.”
Joy, who lives in the UK, says that cannabis oil itself is still illegal to possess, buy and sell. However, she is determined to make it legal, saying that “I wouldn’t be here without it.” Her priority now is fighting to get the medicine that saved her life legalized with a petition that has attracted more than 67,032 signatures. She says that she receives thousands of messages a day from people living with cancer who are desperate to know more about her miracle cure and how to get hold of it themselves.
Her petition reads:
I am Joy Smith I was given 6 weeks to live in August 2016. I had incurable and inoperable stage 4 cancer in small bowel, stomach, pelvis, ovary and an unknown primary. I have been taking Cannabis Oil as my friends had researched and found Rick Simpson’s web page showing how Cannabis Oil attacks the cancer cells and makes them commit suicide. I now only have a little bit of cancer in my gastric stomach. This would have been impossible with chemotherapy alone. I want to take my petition to Theresa May to get cannabis oil legalized in this country for medical use as it is legalized in other countries and proven to work.
“I have got to get it legalized. I am so happy, happier than I have ever been. I just keep sharing the petition and hope it will make a difference. I believe my reason for being here is to help everyone else. Unless you have been faced with death, you don’t know.”