Cash Hyde’s cancer returns

If life was fair you wouldn’t be reading this story.

Cash Hyde, a three-year-old cancer patient whose use of cannabis oil was considered by his parents to be instrumental in his recovery from chemo, is back in the hospital receiving radiation therapy for his once-again prominent brain tumor.

You can follow his progress on Facebook.

Cash Hyde, with his father Mike earlier this year in Colorado Springs (Kersgaard)
His story has drawn international attention. From the time Cash became one of the youngest medical marijuana patients in the country, his parents did what they could to help other families as well, starting a foundation to raise money for the families of pediatric cancer patients.

While in the hospital in Utah, which has not legalized medical marijuana, Mike Hyde smuggled cannabis oil into his son’s room and put it in his feeding tube. When the boy began getting better immediately, Mike made the obvious connection.

It wasn’t long ago that Cash and his dad were the featured attraction at fundraisers to help other families. Today, celebrities Sean Cook and Tommy Chong recently held a fundraiser in California for the boy.

Visit The Cash Hyde Foundation here.

His parents could not be reached for comment.

Scot Kersgaard has been managing editor of a political newspaper, editor and co-owner of a ski town newspaper, executive editor of eight high-tech magazines (where he worked with current Apple CEO Tim Cook), deputy press secretary to a U.S. Senator, and an outdoors columnist at the Rocky Mountain News. He has an English degree from the University of Washington. He was awarded a fellowship to study internet journalism at the University of Maryland's Knight Center for Specialized Journalism. He was student body president in college. He spends his free time hiking and skiing.

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