OREGON: Just after her 7th birthday, Mykayla Comstock was diagnosed with intermediate risk T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia; a rare and aggressive blood and bone cancer.
“I thought it was just a typical child illness, such as pneumonia,” says Erin Purchase, Mykayla’s mother. “It was an extended cough with fevers. I never dreamed it could be cancer. I was completely shocked and heartbroken when we found out it was cancer; definitely not what I expected at all.”
After ten days of doctor recommended chemotherapy, Mykayla’s parents signed her up for a medical marijuana permit at a clinic in Portland, which at the time, made her the youngest medical marijuana patient in the state.
She started cannabis oil treatment right away and it led to immediate results.