After Googling how to treat her dad’s brain tumour, Amy claims cannabis oil has helped him progress
A DAD-of-three has stunned doctors with his progress battling a brain tumour – and his family claim cannabis oil is what has helped him in his fight.
When she heard her dad’s brain tumour had returned, Amy Beaumont tried Googling a way to make him better.
Jason Kamara, from Linthorpe, North Yorkshire, was in need of a miracle having been told he had just weeks left to live.
It was then Amy started reading about cannabis oil.
Now, four weeks after his first dose, the 44-year-old has stunned doctors with his progress – and his family hopes the oil may have helped shrink his tumour.
University student, Amy, said: “The consultant told us there was no way he should have progressed as much as he has.
“We were told the cancer was never going to stop and to hear that is devastating.
“Considering what he was told, he should have passed away by now but he has now been booked in for another scan and best case scenario, we are hoping it may have shrank a bit.”
A scan in December revealed the dad-of-three’s tumour had returned five years after he initially beat it.
Amy, 24, said: “In January we were told it was terminal and that within three weeks he would die.
“But here he is, five weeks later, and he is still with us.”
To hear he had cancer again was a crushing blow for fit Jason, who coaches football team Boro Rangers under-11s.
Amy added: “He was in hospital, bed bound and didn’t even recognize us.
“We were sitting there watching him fall apart, and I said I couldn’t watch my dad die so I started to Google anything that could help.
“I came across cannabis oil and I was just reading about it for hours and hours, all these stories about it curing people who had no other option.”
Amy, of Coverdale, Hemlington, said they bought the oil online legally, and claims that within weeks the improvements were visible.
She said: “Within a week his speech came back and he could walk again.
“At his worst, you could have chopped his hands off and he wouldn’t have felt a thing but now he is using them again.”
His progress has also allowed him to share experiences with his family they feared he may have been too sick to try.
On Saturday, beaming Jason attended Boro’s clash with Oxford at the Riverside.
And while he is currently in a hospice, the family are hoping he is on track to make a recovery.
Cannabis is currently illegal in the UK, with possession punishable by prison.
The oil, which is available online for as little as £6 a bottle, was legalized in July 2015.
According to Amy, the oil works by “sparking the receptors” in the patient’s brain.
She claims: “The cancer cuts those off, but what the oil does is send an electrical spark to the receptors and they realise an alien – the cancer – is invading your body and your immune system hits back in and starts fighting the cancer.
“It makes the cancer cells die.”
The substance is often derived from low THC, which is the component in marijuana that can make you feel ‘stoned’, and instead utilises high CBD – which isn’t psychoactive – cannabis strains.
Basically, it means users don’t get ‘high’ like those who smoke the drug recreationally,
Amy added: “When you hear cannabis oil, cannabis has such a bad reputation people don’t think it could be medically acceptable.
“But you are not sitting there having a joint and getting high.
“My dad doesn’t get high – he literally does nothing.
“But the improvement has been brilliant.”