A Puerto Rican toddler suffering a severe case of autism that disabled him from speaking was able to speak for the first time after being treated with cannabis oil.
Kalel Santiago has suffered from a rare form of cancer and has gone through aggressive treatments all his life. According to his parents, Kalel was unable to speak at all.
They tried various therapies and schools to overcome his speech problems but none worked. Within two days of treating the child with cannabis oil, the child uttered his first words: “amo mi mama,” or “I love my mom.”
At 10 months of age, Kalel Santiago of Puerto Rico was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer called neuroblastoma. He endured chemotherapy, radiation treatments, and surgery for two years—and survived. Then he was diagnosed with something permanent: severe autism that disabled him from speaking.
“While he was in the hospital, we noticed he didn’t speak at all and had some behavior that wasn’t right, like hand flapping, and walking on his toes,” his father Abiel Gomez Santiago told Yahoo News. “But we waited until he was 3 and cancer-free to look at his behavior.”
According to Yahoo, “He and his wife Gladys — also parents to two older boys, now 18 and 20 — did a cram course in educating themselves on autism. They tried various schools and therapies and eventually found impressive success with a unique surf-therapy school near their home.”
Eventually, the Santiago family stumbled upon a treatment of real potency and potential: CBD oil.
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