The pioneer for cannabis oil treatment for children living with pediatric cancer, Cash “Cashy” Hyde passed away in the arms of his father—our dear friend Mike Hyde—on November 14, 2012, two years ago today. While only four years old, Cashy had lived for years with a malignant brain tumor that was twice put into remission while he received consistent medical cannabis treatments of cannabis oil.
Sadly, the federal crackdown on cannabis in Montana made cannabis oil difficult for the Hyde family to obtain, and the reduction and eventual absence of cannabis oil treatments allowed a recurrence of the cancer, which finally took Cashy’s life. Click here to read the whole story.
Today we celebrate the life of the brave four-year-old boy who opened the eyes of the world to the benefits of cannabis oil in fighting pediatric cancer by declaring November 14 Cash Hyde Day—a day of awareness for the courageous children who are living with pediatric cancer and using alternative medicines and treatments.
If your child or a child you love is battling pediatric cancer, The Cash Hyde Foundation is an invaluable resource for support and inspiration. The Foundation’s mission is to assist families, create awareness, and fight cancer with smiles. We urge you to visit the website and make a donation in Cashy’s honor, and in support of families everywhere who are dealing with the heartbreak of pediatric cancer.
Here are just a few of the ways the Cash Hyde Foundation is fighting pediatric cancer:
Reggae Runners – Fighting Cancer with Smiles
While in the hospital, children like to get out of their rooms for a change of scenery. Reggae Runners are customized Little Tikes Cozy Cruisers and wagons that have mounted IV poles, allowing kids to ride around without worrying about disconnecting any tubes. The Reggae Runners have positive stickers and decals placed strategically by Cashy’s Cancer Militia.
Over the last three years, the Foundation has donated over 100 Reggae Runners to hospitals in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, North Carolina, Ohio, Texas, Utah, and Washington.
It is always inspiring to see how happy the kids become when they get out of their rooms and have a little fun. We have learned that you can fight cancer one smile at a time. Even if the smile only lasts a minute, it is a minute that cancer isn’t winning.
Through the Foundation, an anonymous Utah dealer will loan his recreational vehicles to families who need to travel far from home to treat their child’s illness—whether it is cancer, epilepsy, or any other serious medical condition. By parking it at or near the hospital, family members can remain close to their sick child and take turns relaxing or napping inside instead of sleeping on waiting room floors and couches.
Contact the Foundation if you or someone you know could use the trailer to make life easier during challenging times. It is currently being stored near Salt Lake City.
During the last three Christmas seasons, Foundation volunteers have assembled and delivered over 100 bags to children at Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City. These gifts help make a hospitalized child’s stay a little brighter.
Assistance and Education
The Foundation offers financial aid, assistance with fundraisers, Cash Hyde medicine and diet consultations to families and caretakers who are assisting anyone living with pediatric cancer.
Cash’s father Mike Hyde says, “the greatest accomplishment of Cashy’s legacy is the awareness of pediatric cannabis therapeutics his story has triggered around the world. Cashy’s story has saved many lives—young and old—and was a turning point in America for treating children and cannabis.”
You can help by retelling Cash’s story and encouraging others to do the same. Mike Hyde is a powerful and memorable public speaker. Please get in touch if you are interested in booking him to share what he has learned from this experience at your event.
In honor of Cashy’s legacy, let’s all work to increase awareness of cannabis oil treatments for pediatric cancer. The more families who gain safe, legal access to this treatment, the more kids fighting cancer will win.
Visit the website or get in touch here:
Cash Hyde Foundation
2120 South Reserve St. #336
Missoula, MT 59801