As a 14-year-old, you begin to accumulate knowledge and slowly understand how the universe works. For Aaron Evans, however, he had the misfortune of being diagnosed with a brain tumor(1). Through the aid of CBD oil, Evans made it through a dark time in his life.
Not Like The Other Kids
Aaron was diagnosed with AA3, which is also known as anaplastic astrocytoma. Some noticeable symptoms for anaplastic astrocytoma include memory loss, drowsiness, and behavioral changes. Anaplastic astrocytoma is mostly seen in people aged between 30 and 80, so Evans’ situation is unique. Obtaining this brain tumor is done by genetics, chemical exposure, and abnormalities in the immune system. The survival rate for anaplastic astrocytoma is nearly 50 percent for people aged between 22 and 44. Anaplastic astrocytoma is one of the rarest brain tumors in the world. In 2017, 1,570 people were diagnosed with it in the United States.
The Power Of CBD Oil
When Aaron was first diagnosed, he dealt with a plethora of pain. One thing that changed the situation was CBD oil. This product has been used by many to help alleviate pain, diminish symptoms from cancer treatment, and lower high blood pressure. Unfortunately, acquiring CBD oils in North Carolina was illegal(2) for people with anaplastic astrocytoma. Evans’ mother Jennifer made the trip to Colorado to grab CBD oils. “You do anything you can for your children. For us, thankfully, CBD helped Aaron immensely. He’s now doing great,” Jennifer told WBTV. Aaron became one of the first kids to use CBD oil in the state.
A Happy Ending
At the beginning of 2020, Aaron went to the hospital for another brain surgery. After two-and-a-half hours, doctors were able to remove two tumors from his brain. With this removal, Aaron started to feel more like himself again. “He just kept saying he wanted to go back to a normal life,” Jennifer told WBTV. “The physical therapist said Aaron was doing really well and they didn’t have any findings to keep him for longer. So, we went home. As for our treatments after that surgery, we just continued with cannabis oil and routine MRI’s. That’s what we still continue to do.”
While the coronavirus made things complicated, Aaron, who is now 18-years-old, was able to graduate from high school. Following graduation, Aaron has his sights set on attending Universal Technical Institute. “He’d like to get a welding degree since he took welding in high school. Our current plan is to just move forward in life, and not dwell on the ‘What if’s,'”Jennifer also told WBTV. “We feel it’d be easy to always live in fear, and we don’t want that for Aaron, or our family. So, I hand all my questions over to doctors. It’s easier to keep Aaron — and us! — less stressed that way.”
Following four years of uncertainty, Aaron will take things easy for now. Thanks to CBD oil, Aaron was able to weaken his condition so he could enjoy high school. No matter what he does in life, Aaron will be able to inspire others with his story.
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