By Lindsey Rinehart,
Co-Founder of the Undergreen Railroad
Written ForThe Weed Blog
When I first heard from single mom Pam Bailey about her daughter Brileigh, and their need to get from Georgia, a state with oppressive cannabis laws, to Colorado, a state with freedom, my heart broke. Then it got more complicated, as sadly, the entire family is ill.
Briliegh is Pam’s three- year-old daughter who has seizures induced by Congenital Lyme Disease. She has chronic fevers, migraines, joint and muscle pain and swelling, and odd rashes caused by Lyme Disease. Sometimes she has multiple seizures a day. No child deserves this. I cannot imagine my child suffering from seizures when there is something that could vastly help them in a different state, but not my own state.
It doesn’t have to be this way. Pam has done her research, and cannabis will help her daughter tremendously. In fact, it will help her whole family. The problem is that her and her family cannot get cannabis treatment in Georgia, but they can in Colorado, and 20 other states in the US. How hard would it be to be an ill, single parent, with two sick kids, and not be able to treat them because you’re in the wrong state?
Pam has another child, Justin, age 20. Justin also has Lyme disease and suffers from odd rashes, pain and swelling in joints and legs, fevers, and migraines. He also has Asperger’s, as well as some other mental health issues that would benefit from cannabis.
Lastly, Pam herself, would benefit from cannabis in multiple ways. Pam has a severe case of Lyme Disease as well. She fears that if she doesn’t get her children to safety to treat their conditions, that the children’s health is going to deteriorate to the same level as hers. Pam suffers daily with a myriad of illnesses and symptoms of these illnesses: Chronic Lyme Disease, Crohn's Disease, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Degenerative Disc Disease, and Osteoarthritis in her spine and hips.
Her symptoms make her quality of life poor due to her suffering. “I suffer daily with extreme fatigue, migraines, joint pain and swelling, widespread inflammation in all joints that causes very visible swelling, neuropathy (nerve pain and numbness & tingling) in my hands, wrists and forearms, feet, ankles, and calves, muscle pain and swelling all over, muscle tension and spasms where my muscles will tighten so badly I can't function and have to wait til it passes, hearing and vision sensitivity (loud noises or bright lights are painful), chronic diarrhea, abdominal pain and cramping, nausea and vomiting, inflammation of the esophagus and digestive tract, POTS Syndrome (blood pressure won't stay regulated), anemia, my iron won't stay in normal ranges no matter what supplements I take, Enlarged Thyroid with fluid filled cyst on each side, extreme pain in my back, spine, and hips.
A lot of times it is hard to function because the pain and fatigue are so extreme I struggle to take care of my basic physical needs let alone my families needs.”
Any one of Pam’s illnesses would be enough to move her and her family to a medical state, but her children’s conditions possibly worsening to the severity of her conditions is a very real fear, that we as compassionate humans can help alleviate by donating to their move for better medical care.
In Colorado, Pam will be able to function as a better mother to her children with her own illnesses regulated. Her daugher will get to be happy and seizure free, and her son will find great relief from his illnesses too. This entire family needs cannabis, and they need it as soon as possible. Can you please donate to their move?
Your donation goes to the cost of relocting to Colorado. Pam has decided to sell her household and personal items to put towards the move as well so she may move her family quicker. She has taken a serious turn for the worse and needs to get to Colorado as soon as she can to begin cannabis oil treatments.
Your generosity will matter to this family tremendously. Pam worked two jobs until she fell too ill to maintain her jobs. Once they are in their new home, they can sustain their lives from their disability payments.
If you can donate, please do. The money goes directly to the family. Also, please share this everywhere! Lastly, but Certainly not least, this family needs prayers and positive energy sent their way.
Thank You for your help and generosity!
To learn more about Lyme Disease and how Cannabis Oil helps Lyme, seizures, and Asperger's Syndrome please look to the right of the page for videos & testimonals.
Lindsey Rinehart and the Undergreen Railroad Team