Saturday, March 23, 2019
Family marvels at impact of cannabis on daughter’s life
The Martin family, of Ocean City, has had a tough few years, but the advent of medical marijuana has made at least one aspect of their lives a little easier.
Buddy and Rachel Martin have a family with six children, one of whom, their 9-year-old daughter Shelby, has the genetic condition, Rett Syndrome.
Rett Syndrome is a genetic postnatal neurological disorder that affects several functions, including speaking, walking and swallowing.
“What Shelby has is really about the worst thing a kid could have period,” said 38-year-old Buddy.
“She can’t speak. She can’t walk. She has very little use of her hands. Eating is a problem. Swallowing is a problem,” he said. “Constant constipation is a problem, like bad enough where they can actually like rupture their intestines.”
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