by Molly Boydon Aug 2nd, 2018
I can’t believe I’m writing this. I just found out that medicinal cannabis will soon be available on prescription, and I’ve even been interviewed on Sky News about our campaign. We won! I’m ecstatic. I know medicinal cannabis can help my son, and I know this will change thousands of other lives too.
I’m not a campaigner, I’m a mum who was fighting to give my son Murray his life back. Murray has a rare form of epilepsy and can have up to 12 seizures a day. I knew medicinal cannabis could help and I was determined to make it available on the NHS for Murray and everyone else that needs it. So I set up a petition on the 38 Degrees website.
Back in March when I set up the petition, I had no idea what to expect. No idea that just a few months later I’d be writing this blog to say thank you. Together, we did it!
Here’s how we got here together:
It worked, and to be frank I’m still a bit in shock. I never thought I’d be able to change the law. But after coming together with hundreds of thousands of you, that’s exactly what we did. So thank you from the bottom of my heart, together we’ve achieved something incredible. It’s not just my little boy’s life we’ve changed, but so many more across the UK.
P.S. I would like to thank everyone for their help throughout my campaign, Kevan Christie from the Evening News for first highlighting my campaign, 38 Degrees for working very hard to push this through, Alex Cole-Hamilton my MSP and Christine Jardine my MP, my husband Stuart for putting up with me constantly being on my phone campaigning! Lastly Hannah Deacon, Alfie’s Mum who inspired me to carry on fighting.